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  • World Cup 2018 in London

    Has anyone on the board noticed?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics...ics-world-cup/

    Sounds like a potentially interesting concept, although a lot will depend on the details of the setup. Sure hope it's not true that the throws will be missing. An article on leichtathletik.de suggests the meet will feature all events.
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    https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/...p-london-2018/

    British Athletics has today confirmed that eight of the worlds top athletics nations will compete in the Athletics World Cup London 2018 this summer.

    Following on from the success of London 2017 which saw the capital become the first city ever to stage both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Athletics Championships in the same year, fans of the sport will once again see the best countries competing in the UK, in the greatest athletics stadium in the world.

    The competition format featuring all field and track events up to and including the 1500m will star the world’s eight leading athletics nations over those disciplines: USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa. The ground-breaking two-day event takes place under floodlights across Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July at the London Stadium.

    Each nation will be competing for a $2million prize pot over two evening sessions of athletics under the lights.

    With just one man and one women from each nation selected in each event in an all-straight final format, the biggest competing nations are set to be welcomed back to London this summer, with registrations opening today (5 February) on www.athleticsworldcup.org following which a ballot for tickets will be held in April 2018.

    To mark 100 years since women were given the right to vote, and as part of the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, the first edition of the event will see all Nations select a female athlete as team captain.

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    • #3
      If this goes anywhere it will be amazing....British athletes will compete, because the Lottery money tells them to...but who else......

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      • #4
        With a maximum 3 hour slot for each session I wonder how all the throws, male & female, will be fitted in. Suspect all events but some male only and others female?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dec7000 View Post
          With a maximum 3 hour slot for each session I wonder how all the throws, male & female, will be fitted in. Suspect all events but some male only and others female?
          With just 8 athletes per event, it's easily done, especially with 4 attempts only. That's just 32 attempts per competition, which can be done in 30-40 minutes.
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          • #6
            4 attempts only. I'm so sick and tired of the IAAF butchering the field events.
            Apart from that, brilliant scheduling. That's finals weekend at the World Cup in Russia and in Wimbledon.
            It's like they tried to find a weekend when nobody will be watching.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Powell View Post
              With just 8 athletes per event, it's easily done, especially with 4 attempts only. That's just 32 attempts per competition, which can be done in 30-40 minutes.
              Possibly, but allowing for warm up throws, moving hammer gates etc it will probably need more than 3 hours so maybe an early start for the hammer? Hopefully, many of the best athletes will compete but it will be equally interesting watching events where some teams are weak.

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              • #8
                If the German federation follows through with its planning, not one of the athletes selected for Berlin 2018 will be in London.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dec7000 View Post
                  Possibly, but allowing for warm up throws, moving hammer gates etc it will probably need more than 3 hours so maybe an early start for the hamme
                  You're only talking about 3 events per session which need to be done in succession, since SP does not interfere with other throws. And the warmup throws for the first event can be done before the whole session starts. That leaves you with plenty of time to complete everything in 3 hours.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by norunner View Post
                    4 attempts only. I'm so sick and tired of the IAAF butchering the field events.
                    Apart from that, brilliant scheduling. That's finals weekend at the World Cup in Russia and in Wimbledon.
                    It's like they tried to find a weekend when nobody will be watching.
                    That's hilarious....imagine if England is in the Finals...and Andy Murray is still in it....

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                    • #11
                      Sounds interesting to me.. I would attend.. if I were i London.

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                      • #12
                        No track event longer than 1500 meters?
                        YAWN!!

                        That leaves home ALL 5000 & 10000 & 3000SC people!!

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                        • #13
                          At least it spares Jamaica an embarassment
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Powell View Post
                            At least it spares Jamaica an embarassment
                            Really? I think that a Jamaican just beat her training partner, you know the one that won the 3000SC Gold medal...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                              Really? I think that a Jamaican just beat her training partner, you know the one that won the 3000SC Gold medal...
                              Yeah, but she couldn't do all of the distance races on her own.
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