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This is a must-watch for Rugby League fans. More empty seats to count than in your wildest dreams!

A shame, as there have been some great performances and there's plenty more to come. On the downside, the conditions are not good for athletic endeavour. When you hold the marathon in the middel of the night and still the entire Ethiopian team drops out (as well as many others requiring medical attention), this is maybe not a great place to hold a sporting event.

It'll be interesting to see how the FIFA World Cup fares in the same country. Still, I suppose the people responsible for the decision were more than happy with the contents of their brown envelopes.


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Just now, DavidM said:

I used to watch a fair bit of athletics but dunno if it’s just a perception or not but it doesn’t seem as popular as it once was . 

It still gets big crowds, but not in Qatar. Plus the retirement of Usain Bolt has hit the sport's profile a bit.


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Just now, Futtocks said:

It still gets big crowds, but not in Qatar. Plus the retirement of Usain Bolt has hit the sport's profile a bit.

Indeed . I watched the 100 final and I’d only heard of Gatlin and Blake

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3 hours ago, Futtocks said:

This is a must-watch for Rugby League fans. More empty seats to count than in your wildest dreams!

A shame, as there have been some great performances and there's plenty more to come. On the downside, the conditions are not good for athletic endeavour. When you hold the marathon in the middel of the night and still the entire Ethiopian team drops out (as well as many others requiring medical attention), this is maybe not a great place to hold a sporting event.

It'll be interesting to see how the FIFA World Cup fares in the same country. Still, I suppose the people responsible for the decision were more than happy with the contents of their brown envelopes.

Hasn't this been dealt with on another thread, stupid? Or can't be bothered to read?


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Red hot country, Friday holy day, small country, little interest,. Dithering British athletes who are not performing (Just like in the wet in Yorkieland Cycling), empty seats, blah, blah, blah.

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1 hour ago, Bleep1673 said:

Hasn't this been dealt with on another thread, stupid? Or can't be bothered to read?

Post a link to the other World Athletics Championship thread, please.


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I’m not convinced the mixed relay is here to stay.


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20 hours ago, Futtocks said:

This is a must-watch for Rugby League fans. More empty seats to count than in your wildest dreams!

A shame, as there have been some great performances and there's plenty more to come. On the downside, the conditions are not good for athletic endeavour. When you hold the marathon in the middel of the night and still the entire Ethiopian team drops out (as well as many others requiring medical attention), this is maybe not a great place to hold a sporting event.

It'll be interesting to see how the FIFA World Cup fares in the same country. Still, I suppose the people responsible for the decision were more than happy with the contents of their brown envelopes.

 

15 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Post a link to the other World Athletics Championship thread, please.

https://www.totalrl.com/forums/index.php?/topic/345598-cheap-tickets-and-empty-stadiums/page/16/&tab=comments#comment-4209698

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1 hour ago, Bleep1673 said:

Ah, on page 16 of a thread in the Rugby League section, instead of the AOB/AOS forum. Can't think how that one passed me by...


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A lot more crowd noise and atmosphere for the longer distance races. The Ethiopian and Kenyan fans turn out for their athletes, and suddenly the stadium feels alive... for a while, anyway.


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Oh, and another reason to watch...

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25 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Oh, and another reason to watch...

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had you down as more of a fan of womens shot put - no idea why

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50 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Oh, and another reason to watch...

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She came fourth so I hope you’re on your way out there to comfort her


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A dominating win for Warholm in the 400H. Some superb talent left in his wake.


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19 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

She came fourth so I hope you’re on your way out there to comfort her

I would definitely come first


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Discussion on BBC Radio 5 Live today about the lack of crowds at the event. Two commentators said the off-field facilities were some of the best they had ever seen and that the presentation of the Championships was certainly ideal for sponsors and tv ... and it appeared the organisers had concentrated more on that aspect rather than trying to bring in the crowds.

Could that be how RL is going ? Not bothering about people actually going to the matches as long as it looks good on tv.

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28 minutes ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Discussion on BBC Radio 5 Live today about the lack of crowds at the event. Two commentators said the off-field facilities were some of the best they had ever seen and that the presentation of the Championships was certainly ideal for sponsors and tv ... and it appeared the organisers had concentrated more on that aspect rather than trying to bring in the crowds.

Could that be how RL is going ? Not bothering about people actually going to the matches as long as it looks good on tv.

The first few days haven't even looked good on TV, although tonight was much better.


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Alberto Salazar to double the crowd numbers, now he has been banned.


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13 hours ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Yes, they said that many migrant African workers might be there today as some of their athletes were competing.

Plus there is always good travelling support from Ethiopia and Kenya for the distance events, wherever in the world major athletic events happen.


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Yes, we got ourselves a Gold! Dina Asher-Smith dominates the 200m.

And also Katerina Johnson-Thompson takes a decent lead into day 2 of the Heptathlon.

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16 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Yes, we got ourselves a Gold! Dina Asher-Smith dominates the 200m.

And also Katerina Johnson-Thompson takes a decent lead into day 2 of the Heptathlon.

Dominates is right . And good to see three Americans straining like heck to get anywhere close

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11 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Dominates is right . And good to see three Americans straining like heck to get anywhere close

And, for all the talk about who didn't make the final, you have to make the final to win it, and only Shaunae Miller-Uibo (who's doing the 400m instead) would have been capable of running a similar time to Dina.


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On 02/10/2019 at 21:18, Futtocks said:

Yes, we got ourselves a Gold! Dina Asher-Smith dominates the 200m.

And also Katerina Johnson-Thompson takes a decent lead into day 2 of the Heptathlon.

KJT got her gold, and the British record!

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