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    I would note, apropos of nothing, that Tefera is hip enough to the world that he has a Twitter address
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    In case you want to watch some indoor races

    IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR 2019 DUSSELDORF Livestream
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    Jakob Ingebrigtsen BEATS TEFERA at 1500 metre World Indoor Final Dusseldorf
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    New 1500 metre WORLD INDOOR RECORD at Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix 2019 Kejelcha vs Tefera
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    Seven Runners Sub-4 In Fast Mile Finish
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    Collegiate leader for Wil London in the Big 12 400m: 45.19. Kiana Horton wins the 400m in 52.18. Both are stadium and school records. Way to go BAYLOR!!
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    Western Kentucky University men ran 3:04.24 in the 4x4 at the BU Last Chance. That makes them the 8th fastest team in NCAA history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Some people are clueless about country abbreviations. BUR is actually one of the more tricky ones, but on numerous occasions I've heard TV commentators (even in the commentary on the IAAF site) call BLR athletes Bulgarians.
    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but one of the commentators on the European Games said he was surprised Slovenia is SLO rather than SVN as it is in football, while Slovakia, who also took part in the EG athletics, is SVK.

    I agree SVN would make more sense in distinguishing the two countries tbh, but where does that leave BURkina faso and BurunDI?


    ETA: David Coleman once (in 1995!) said MNT was Montenegro, even though (a) Montenegro was not independent yet and (b) the athlete in question was called Steve Lewis! (Not the 1988 OG champ at 400 of course.) (He was from Montserrat.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but one of the commentators on the European Games said he was surprised Slovenia is SLO rather than SVN as it is in football, while Slovakia, who also took part in the EG athletics, is SVK.

    I agree SVN would make more sense in distinguishing the two countries tbh, but where does that leave BURkina faso and BurunDI?
    Maybe make it so that the standard only uses the first three consonants -no vowels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proofs in the pudd'in View Post
    Maybe make it so that the standard only uses the first three consonants -no vowels.
    Which would mean both Slovakia and Slovenia would be SLV...
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    Which would mean both Slovakia and Slovenia would be SLV...
    Damn!

    Ok Make that the first iteration then after that use the next consonant - Slovakia gets to be SLV because the next consonant (k) is prior to the next one in Slovenia (n) - thus Slovakia is SLV and Slovenia is SLN. There solved!
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    gotta remember that there's chronology in assigning these codes. Whomever was a recognized nation first gets first shot at the letters.
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    I did know that Garry, it's obvious. Slovenia were an independent nation sporting-wise from 1992, Slovakia (or the Slovak Republic as they are called by European athletics) from 1993.

    ETA: Slovenia declared independence in June 1991, but Borut Bilac competed in the LJ and Brigita Bukovec in the 100h, both for Yugoslavia, at the 1991 WC in Tokyo. (Britta Voros-Bilac, GDR but married to Borut Bilac, had not yet acquired either YUG or SLO/SVN citizenship.) No Croatians competed in Tokyo however.
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