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  • Jamaica [not] Hosting World Jrs.

    I saw facebook that JA is interested in hosting the world jrs this year....sounds like a good idea...I would love to see the bahamas compete as host...


    http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/jaaa...-world-juniors
    Last edited by gh; 12-10-2015, 03:29 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by DCSIGMA View Post
    I saw facebook that JA is interested in hosting the world jrs this year....sounds like a good idea...I would love to see the bahamas compete as host...


    http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/jaaa...-world-juniors
    Does this mean that Russia is not going to host them next year?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dave View Post
      Does this mean that Russia is not going to host them next year?
      Correct, the Race Walk Cup and World Juniors were removed from Russia because their federation was suspended.

      Several countries immediately offered to host the race walk event, so that's great. Jamaica is the only country I have seen so far express serious interest in the Juniors, and that is not a done deal... if no one likes what is in the bid packet and submits a bid, the event could be cancelled.

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      • #4
        Eugene!?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
          Eugene!?
          They plan on doing construction during that time, and have a tight window...

          http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/3...-2017.html.csp
          Next summer, after the TrackTown Summer Series championship meet on July 29, Hayward Field will undergo a massive reconstruction project
          (but they will re-open it for NCAAs 2017)

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          • #6
            Just a little "?" and the topic would have been so much clearer. I read it and thought, oh, that was a quick and surprising decision.

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            • #7
              The decision will be made on January 7. According to the info I've seen, the only candidates are Bydgoszcz, Perth and India (city not specified).
              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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              • #8
                Jamaica decided not to pursue this because they didn't think they could come up with the necessary funding. Story now linked on front page (scroll down).

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                • #9
                  And Perth has now withdrawn, meaning Bydgoszcz is the likely host. The Indian bid isn't looking too serious looking at how they haven't even got around to deciding which city would host the event.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    Perth was probably a non-starter, due to the added expense for most nations. It would have been crippling to add a thousand bucks to each athlete's airfare after budgets were already planned. Bydgoszcz has done a great job in the past, glad to see them step back up.

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                    • #11
                      The Indian federation has confirmed New Delhi would be their site for the WJC. I still think it's unlikely they will get chosen over Bydgoszcz.
                      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                      • #12
                        Bydgoszcz is now the only bidder for the WJC: http://www.iaaf.org/news/press-relea...nts-final-bids

                        Interestingly, there are 4 bidders for the racewalking World Cup.
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Powell View Post
                          Bydgoszcz is now the only bidder for the WJC: http://www.iaaf.org/news/press-relea...nts-final-bids

                          Interestingly, there are 4 bidders for the racewalking World Cup.
                          I believe there's a big cost difference. Given the number of participants and officials, it's gotta be a lot cheaper to host the walk event.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Powell View Post
                            Bydgoszcz is now the only bidder for the WJC: http://www.iaaf.org/news/press-relea...nts-final-bids

                            Interestingly, there are 4 bidders for the racewalking World Cup.
                            I am predicting that Bydgoszcz will win the vote to host the WJC.

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                            • #15
                              yeah, but then the British Parliament will open an investigation into why they were just awarded the meet

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