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    Europe vs USA team match in 2019
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    https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/europe-vs-usa-minsk-2019

    8 athletes per event, 4 from Europe, 4 from the US

    Iím not sure about the timing, I can see a lot of the bigger names giving it a miss 3 weeks before Doha. But again, itís good to see new formats being thought up
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    It's not actually new--there were a couple of Europe vs. US meets back in the '60s.
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    I prefer Europe vs Americas
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    Now that I think about it, the first meet of this type was indeed Europe vs. Americas. It was held in Montreal, in connection with the Expo that was held there that year.
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    I doubt we are going to see the major stars come out in force for this. It may depend on how much prize money is on offer, but I suspect at the very best the fields may be of similar quality to this year's World Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Now that I think about it, the first meet of this type was indeed Europe vs. Americas. It was held in Montreal, in connection with the Expo that was held there that year.
    In the there's nothing new under the sun department, I would note that there was a U.S. vs. Commonwealth in London after the Rome Olympics in '60 (in which Snell runs a 1:44.8y relay leg).

    And I have this vague tingle that there was the same meet at some point in the '30s (maybe after the '34 Commonwealth Games in London?)
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    The first U.S. vs. British Empire Games was held in London in September, 1920.
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    Given the depth in the US I think it'll be a one sided affair if European athletes prioritise Doha.
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    Of course, Ryun's great 3:33.1 in 1967 at the Coliseum was a U.S. - Commonwealth dual.

    I sincerely doubt we will see anything like that at this new adventure. They probably won't even run any faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Given the depth in the US I think it'll be a one sided affair if European athletes prioritise Doha.
    You really think the US has more depth than all of Europe combined? T&F is more than just the sprints.
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