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    2018 Commwealth Games Track-and-Field Competition
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    Although athletes from the USA are not competiting there is a big sports competition coming up in April. It's the Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I have a detailed schedule, current as of December 14, 2017, of the athletics (track and field) portion of it. It can be found at http://athletics.com.au/Portals/56/H...20schedule.pdf.

    It might be interesting to note that ESPN has the rights to the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the USA. As of now I haven't heard any plans the ESPN has for it.
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    How many of the teams have been announced yet? I know England have announced but not sure about anyone else. Canada I think too, or at least there were definitely articles about De Grasse going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralmcg View Post
    Although athletes from the USA are not competing there is a big sports competition coming up in April.
    A self-contradicting sentence if ever there were one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    A self-contradicting sentence if ever there were one!
    Not all major sporting events have Americans in it (i.e. European Games, Asian Games).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralmcg View Post
    Not all major sporting events have Americans in it (i.e. European Games, Asian Games).
    Then name one we are not in . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Then name one we are not in . . .
    2018 World Cup, Only the biggest sporting event on the planet
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgb View Post
    2018 World Cup, Only the biggest sporting event on the planet
    Hmmm, you might be lost. This is a Track & Field (Athletics) forum. That the USA adds little to global soccer (football) is a given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Then name one we are not in . . .
    Didn't you read some examples I've written, namely the European and Asian Games. Although I will give you that the Americans are important to track and field it doesn't mean that there are important international competitions that Americans can't compete in. The track-and-field world does not revolve around the United State of America.
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    Anyway - the Comm Games are usually considered the Friendly Games - not the USA vs the World Games (ie most other events)
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