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  1. Thread: SoFi Stadium

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    I think that is the most expensive sports stadium...

    I think that is the most expensive sports stadium of any kind. Even the 'new' Wembley 'only' cost $1.5b, although that was completed in 2007. I say 'only' because it is apparently financially...
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    The party has been partly taken over by those on...

    The party has been partly taken over by those on the far-left of the political spectrum while a number of more moderate members have left. It seems that many of the former group believe that the...
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    Please see this thread from last year: ...

    Please see this thread from last year:

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/showthread.php?164030-Jamaican-Sprinter-Alleged-Failed-Test-B-Williams-cleared&highlight=briana+williams
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    Yaroslava Mahuchikh World U20 indoor record of...

    Yaroslava Mahuchikh World U20 indoor record of 2.01 in Lviv yesterday.
  5. Thread: Prohibition

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    Talk about inadvertent irony!

    Talk about inadvertent irony!
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    As far as I can see alcohol is not banned in...

    As far as I can see alcohol is not banned in Bahrain but I suspect it may be frowned upon. The legal drinking age is 21 so it would have been prohibited before her last birthday.
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    For me, one major challenge using the technique...

    For me, one major challenge using the technique described there would be getting your high point in the final somersault to coincide with the bar. I have no idea whether even a bone-dry HJ fan is a...
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    On the track at any level of competition (given...

    On the track at any level of competition (given sufficient clued-up officials) it is not that difficult to ensure that no competitor is wearing 'illegal' shoes. In road races it shouldn't be that...
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    It's often said in the UK that almost no sober...

    It's often said in the UK that almost no sober person ever buys a kebab!
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    The difference is that dragging your leg in TJ...

    The difference is that dragging your leg in TJ was often considered to be a hindrance because of lost momentum while HJing two footed would lead to greater heights.

    If it ever did come in they...
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    I think it was an East German, Margitta Gummel.

    I think it was an East German, Margitta Gummel.
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    I think Sweden's strength at the time can be...

    I think Sweden's strength at the time can be partly attributed to their neutrality during WWII. Finland's was something of a continuation of a tradition that included the likes of Kolehmainen, Nurmi,...
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    Well it can't be the late Nadezhda Olizaryenko or...

    Well it can't be the late Nadezhda Olizaryenko or Tatyana Kazankina because they both won more than one gold. How about Tatyana Kolpakova the long jump champion?
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    When I was at school as a teenager in the early...

    When I was at school as a teenager in the early 80s, "poxy" was used as a slang adjective meaning "not very good" e.g. "a poxy shirt/shoes/song/tv show".
  15. Thread: Roman

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    Jacek Wszola?

    Jacek Wszola?
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    Barcelona has the worst reputation for...

    Barcelona has the worst reputation for pickpockets of any city in Europe. I went there in 2010 for the European Champs and was OK (I was very careful) but others in our party were victims. One who...
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    I would agree that the Olympics transformed the...

    I would agree that the Olympics transformed the image of Barcelona in the UK. Before them it's image was basically just a city in Spain that has a famous football (soccer) team. Nowadays it is...
  18. If you're lucky here you might have some...

    If you're lucky here you might have some municipal courts nearby with nets and fencing that are still intact. There were some near to me that have now been converted for use for basketball and...
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    In 2022, the WR holder Kevin Mayer will still...

    In 2022, the WR holder Kevin Mayer will still only be 30 while the World Champion Niklas Kaul will still be just 24 and likely to have improved on his current best of 8691.
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    I suppose one option for the Olympics is the one...

    I suppose one option for the Olympics is the one that is occasionally suggested, which is to have an internationally funded permanent host city in a politically stable and uncontroversial country....
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    Alarming that the Olympics are now so expensive...

    Alarming that the Olympics are now so expensive that they are a significant burden to the third largest national economy on the planet.
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    Merry Christmas everyone. I think I've managed by...

    Merry Christmas everyone. I think I've managed by chance to wish it at a time when it is 25th December for almost everyone!

    Now does anyone have a vision for 2020?;)
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    Born 1922 so this athlete probably competed in...

    Born 1922 so this athlete probably competed in the 1948 Olympics in London (Wembley). I think there were no British T&F winners so the distance from Wembley probably limits the possible birth country...
  24. I was born in '67 so what memories I have of 1971...

    I was born in '67 so what memories I have of 1971 are largely confined to opening some presents on Christmas Day and some long-deceased relatives. My father ran his first marathons in '76 and there...
  25. Another great soccer one is this goal by Paolo Di...

    Another great soccer one is this goal by Paolo Di Canio in the Premier League about 20 years ago. What amazes me when seeing the replay is how he swings his right leg to shoot with power and...
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