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    Stockholm loses DL status
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    see story now linked on home page

    doesn't seem to be bothering them all that much
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    I thought Stockholm would be the one to go, given how it's consistently been amongst the 2 or 3 lowest ranked DLs over the last few years.

    I wonder if it will become a World Challenge meeting? I hope so because that circuit desperately needs a few more meetings after losing several in the last couple of years.
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    Not sure being in the DL is that important these days....there is no big tv contract......also they can contest the events they want like the distances...and drop those they don't want.
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    true enough, as far as it goes, but if you're not a DL meet, you're worth fewer points in the World Rankings, making it harder to attract high-end athletes who want to maximize their status in that regard.
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    I guess so....but with Bolt gone...not sure there are any must see universal track stars these days that will draw the public out as opposed to the financial gain of dropping events that are money losers....
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    you really are a ray of sunshine, aren't you?

    if everything about the sport distresses you so much why do you even bother coming here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    I guess so....but with Bolt gone...not sure there are any must see universal track stars these days that will draw the public out as opposed to the financial gain of dropping events that are money losers....
    SydM and Mondo are almost there. Coleman, Lyles, Norman are rising fast. Roberts and Holloway are on their way. Benjamin, Kendricks, Crouser, Asher-Smith, ET and SAFP, SandyM, Thiam and KJT - they are all well-known names to anyone going to a track meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    you really are a ray of sunshine, aren't you?

    if everything about the sport distresses you so much why do you even bother coming here?
    Not sure what to say to that...I just think Stockholm dropping out is probably a good thing considering the precarious state these days.....I think there are way too many events and hardly any variety on the professional level ...
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    The article said the DL is going down to a 13 meet schedule, but I thought the plan was for 12 meets starting in 2020?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    SydM and Mondo are almost there. Coleman, Lyles, Norman are rising fast. Roberts and Holloway are on their way. Benjamin, Kendricks, Crouser, Asher-Smith, ET and SAFP, SandyM, Thiam and KJT - they are all well-known names to anyone going to a track meet.
    And you didn't even mention the center of the track universe , the one and only MillerU
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