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    I assume it would be OK if it was effectively a...

    I assume it would be OK if it was effectively a copy of the Vaporfly. However, that would probably not make economic sense as they would have to pay Nike a truckload of $$ for the rights.
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    The shortest I can think of is the 2016 World...

    The shortest I can think of is the 2016 World U20s which were originally awarded to Russia. The announcement of Bydgoszcz as the replacement was 6 months before the event. As the only bidder that was...
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    That flag will look huge!

    That flag will look huge!
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    I assume they are based on annual births.

    I assume they are based on annual births.
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    Looking at that picture it looks like Gatlin won...

    Looking at that picture it looks like Gatlin won by a short head!
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    It does seem pretty harsh but the 1000m being on...

    It does seem pretty harsh but the 1000m being on an oversized track would negate it for records etc.
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    That's true. The typical pro long jumper would...

    That's true. The typical pro long jumper would probably consider 4 competitions an "indoor season" but would only do that few comps outdoors if they were injured or ill.
  8. Thread: Boston 1/25

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    Hoppel should be pleased as Wightman behind him...

    Hoppel should be pleased as Wightman behind him set a British record.
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    The track at Birmingham is in place for a set...

    The track at Birmingham is in place for a set number of weeks each winter. Outside of that window it will be booked up for other events.
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    It is easier to be consistent indoors but most...

    It is easier to be consistent indoors but most athletes' biggest jump of their career is likely to be done outdoors with some breeze and sun on their back.
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    Interesting as I think Chapman and Cleese tended...

    Interesting as I think Chapman and Cleese tended to write together.
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    I would agree if the indoor jumpers had the +1.4...

    I would agree if the indoor jumpers had the +1.4 wind that Roper had!
  13. 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.
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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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