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    2019 World Championships Wrap Up: Overall Thoughts, Changes, Etc
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    Seen a few members expressing their thoughts on the WCs but there's no real thread so I figured to make one.

    The Good:

    Performance wise I think it was a great and memorable event. A lot of moments I won't forget and I'll go back and regularly watch video of.

    The light show for intros I thought was corny at first but as the championships went on I started to love it. Will be interesting to see if the IOC will do the same for Tokyo 2020.

    The Bad:

    Location. Many were against it for various reasons but to see that stadium empty the whole meet, especially considering the performances we got was so so sad to see. Obviously there's a cloud around Doha being selected in the 1st place, but just on the surface it should've been in another city AND at its normal time in mid-August.

    The new graphics the IAAF introduced in Doha were cool but slight adjustments need to be made. I was annoyed a WR/CR graphic during track races wasn't present, also the position of the clock needed to be altered. On all streaming platforms (IAAF, NBC Gold, BBC) its partially blocked (for me at least).

    The Ugly:

    The Doha schedule was the worst I've ever seen for a WC or Olympic Games. It played a part in many withdrawals throughout the meet. That should never happen again.
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    This meet will be remembered as the first in-stadium climate-controlled one and that was HUGE!!
    I hope future venues can do something similar so the effects of wind, rain, temperature, humidity, etc., can be minimized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    This meet will be remembered as the first in-stadium climate-controlled one and that was HUGE!!
    I hope future venues can do something similar so the effects of wind, rain, temperature, humidity, etc., can be minimized.
    I'll go with the opposing view. First, the sheer amount of energy wasted to cool an outdoor stadium had to be staggering. Second, the lack of climate appeared to negatively impact some events (javelins most noticeably). Third, I love the variability that real climate conditions have on events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhall View Post
    the lack of climate appeared to negatively impact some events (javelins most noticeably). Third, I love the variability that real climate conditions have on events.
    Except Vetter threw 89 in Q and the marks across the board were way up.
    I want ZERO variability. I want the BEST man/woman to win, especially in the Field Events, not have a great effort diminished or aided by some random weather happenstance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I want the BEST man/woman to win, especially in the Field Events, not have a great effort diminished or aided by some random weather happenstance.
    Yawn. This is like pacemaking for field events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhall View Post
    Yawn. This is like pacemaking for field events.
    ?!
    You would like events to be run fairly. What's more fair than identical circumstances for everyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    This meet will be remembered as the first in-stadium climate-controlled one and that was HUGE!!
    I hope future venues can do something similar so the effects of wind, rain, temperature, humidity, etc., can be minimized.
    If someone ever offered it up as a possibility I think a fully enclosed stadium would be awesome. And for the issue of whether that is indoors or outdoors. I really do not care.
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    Eugene will be wild....fancy stadium...a Tower....uberfanatic crowds....the whole city behind it....after Doha just what the sport needs...
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    Eugene will be wild....fancy stadium...a Tower....uberfanatic crowds....the whole city behind it....after Doha just what the sport needs...
    I hope the TV people wander around chatting with the crowds. Listening to Joe fan discussing the sport in detail would be a wonderful thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Eugene will be wild....fancy stadium...a Tower....uberfanatic crowds....the whole city behind it....after Doha just what the sport needs...
    Well said!
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