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Has the mile been added as an event?

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2 minutes ago, intoronto said:

Has the mile been added as an event?

No... It's still only the 1500m. However, times set on the mile can be used as qualifying time to the 1500m. 

Edited by wumo26
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Also our Marathon runner Tibor Sahajda (one of our 6 athletes qualified for Doha) decided to skip the WCh, the reason being obvious, the qualification for Tokyo. the next day is scheduled the traditional Košice International peace marathon. which is classified as SVK national Marathon championship and this can obviously bring him a lot of extremely valuable Olympic Ranking points, since the National Champs are the most counted for this ranking, clearly much much more than the amount he would gain in Doha difficult unusual night conditions.

 

I expect many athletes skipping this by similar reasons though.

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Apparently Storl will miss the world championship after an injury :(

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Just now, Gianlu33 said:

Apparently Storl will miss the world championship after an injury :(

 

Yeah, he has finished his season. After a back injury in spring he simply isn't in good enough shape to participate and will focus on Tokyo. 

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Ján Volko sadly did not qualify for the WCh. :( Today was his last chance at the :SVK National League finals, 10.57 in 100m and 20.70 in 200m in very hot weather means he is officially out of contention for the world championships.

 

So we qualified only 6 athletes to Dauha, but only 5 will compete since the marathon runner Tibor Sahajda announced already that he will not travel to qatar but instead of this he will run the Košice marathon (SVK national championship) with bigger chance to collect valuable points for the Olympic ranking.

 

the 5 athletes for Dauha are if nothing else will happen Marcel Lomnický in Hammer M, Martina Hrašnová in Hammer W, Gabriela Gajanová in 800m W, Matej Tóth in 50km RW M and Mária Czáková in 50km WR W.

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Television rights? Is Eurosport bailing out of this just like swimming? I'm really getting worried now...

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Just now, Federer91 said:

Television rights? Is Eurosport bailing out of this just like swimming? I'm really getting worried now...

This is like the 50th time today I try to find something on Wikipedia and realize Wikipedia is still down :mad: 

 

They've been showing a lot of athletics, surely they're not dropping the world champs..?!

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Just now, Federer91 said:

Television rights? Is Eurosport bailing out of this just like swimming? I'm really getting worried now...

According to this site, Eurosport will broadcast it in every European nation. Or that is what I think "Pan Europe" means?

https://www.watchathletics.com/page/1718/iaaf-world-championships-tv-right-holders-by-territhory

 

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Has anyone tried Eurosport Player outside of Europe by the way?

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