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  • #76497

    Daniel Eckersley
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    Warning: may contain snark.

    Initial thoughts on the Athletics World Cup

    #76571

    Lisa
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    Nice article. I like your idea about scheduling rounds of field events.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  Lisa.
    #76700

    Matt
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    I’m generally pretty positive about the whole thing, staging it in a non world champs / Olympic year makes sense, the US should send a full strength team as they have no other demands this year. I can’t fathom why they’ve excluded the 3k steeple and the 5k, the steeple doesn’t take a huge amount of time to complete and if they’re concerned about fitting everything into the schedule they could swap the 5k for a 3k.

    If they’re thinking about doing things differently and experimenting with new ideas why not include an all-star team. Far too many of the likes of Schippers, Miller-Uibo, Rojas, Warholm, Pearson and Barshim will be watching it at home

    #76711

    SteveK26
    Participant

    My initial thoughts are that this new format will not be as good as the original World Cup inaugurated in 1977.

    In fact I don’t think its now possible to replicate the simple format begun in Dusseldorf. The seasons are now too crowded and athletes have Diamond League cash to hunt down.

    I attended the first one in 1977, and thoroughly enjoyed it (even though there were very few GB athletes competing for Europe).

    FWIW the old Europa Cup was also miles better than the insane European Team Champs that have replaced it. 😥 😥

    #82994

    SteveK26
    Participant

    Not many thoughts have surfaced on the World Cup, so I thought I would try to revive debate.

    No Oceania, no Africa, no Asia as entire concepts.
    No distance events.

    One thing I’m not sure of since I haven’t read the small print, is whether or not there will be some kind of relegation and promotion? I assume its not a one off, and its not inter-continental, so I suppose there is no reason you couldn’t have one in one out each year?

    #82999

    Jamie Luis Ford
    Participant

    The relegation / promotion would make sense.

    I’m looking forward to it but I can’t imagine it being a priority for many athletes, I doubt there’s a lot of credibility that will follow; for example I can’t see it in the 100m at the 2019 world champs, with Steve Cram going “here’s Andre De Grasse in lane 5 then, world cup winner of course!”

    Happy for it just to be a small ‘battle of the nations’ competition, but this ‘world cup’ only places it on a pedestal it will fall very quickly from.

    It’s what the European Team Championships are to the European Championships, enjoyable somewhat – but its strongest year will probably be the first.

    #83012

    Geoff
    Participant

    I thought this was a UKA event and not an official IAAF championship. There is substantial prize money which, hopefully, will appeal to many athletes. A bit more pressure and I think it’s still possible to include a 3000m. Assume field events will have restrictions on the number of attempts.

    UKA need to sell a lot of tickets to make this work otherwise they will take a financial hit. Something had to be put in the stadium in order to justify the track!

    #83026

    SteveK26
    Participant

    You are right , Geoff.
    Seb Coe is backing the event, but gives credit to British Athletics for creating it.

    It does say this is the ‘inaugural’ edition, so I guess the plan is to repeat the event.
    I’m all in favour of finding ways to keep the London Stadium active in the summer, and I suppose any renewal might be in London as well.

    I guess we will have to see what develops.

    #992541

    Gavin
    Participant

    Some of us will need “dodgy” streams to view this – it’s going to be live on Sky Sports.

    #1014671

    Geoff
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    #1014681

    paul
    Participant

    Looks like Hitchon is in form.
    🙂

    #1014701

    paul
    Participant

    …And so is Wlod!
    :wacko:

    #1014711

    RunUnlimited
    Participant

    lol… People complaining about the athletics coverage on the BBC should take a look at how Sky Sports Mix are handling things…. Which is badly!

    #1014721

    RunUnlimited
    Participant

    Gotta admit, they’ve managed to fill out the Olympic Stadium pretty nicely for this World Cup event though. There are some empty seats for sure, but I’d say it’s a fair 60-65% full already.

    #1014771

    Geoff
    Participant

    I heard around 30000 for tonight but less tomorrow. Holly Bradshaw with a first time clearance at 4.75 is vaulting really well.

    #1014791

    RunUnlimited
    Participant
    I heard around 30000 for tonight but less tomorrow. Holly Bradshaw with a first time clearance at 4.75 is vaulting really well.

    That’s great about Bradshaw…. Its just a shame that we cant bloody well SEE IT! Look, I like Andy Pozzi like any other British athletics fan, but I don’t WANT to watch his life story right now, I want to see live athletics!

    #1014801

    Michael
    Participant

    It’s on Sky Sports Mix, so it should be available to nearly everyone….

    But will athletics by available to everyone?

    So far, I’ve seen documentaries on Jessica Ennis-Hill and Andy Pozzi, and lots of talk from James Ellington et al, while the events themselves remain ignored.

    #1014811

    Geoff
    Participant

    Scott Lincoln over 19m in the shot for the first time this year with 19.15m.

    #1014821

    Michael
    Participant

    Women’s 400m hurdles

    1) Janieve Russell (Jca) 55.10 – jogged to an easy win.
    2) Megan Beasley (GB) 55.90
    3) Aurelie Chaboudez (France) 56.23
    4) Wenda Nel (RSA) 56.36

    #1014841

    Michael
    Participant

    Men’s shot putt

    1) Michal Haratyk (Pol) 21.95
    2) Darrell Hill (US) 21.43
    3) Odayne Richards (Jca) 20.05

    #1014851

    Michael
    Participant

    Women’s 400m

    1) Steph McPherson (Jca) 50.98 – comfortable win
    2) Floria Guei (France) 51.84
    3) Justyna Swiety (Pol) 51.89
    4) Anyika Onuora (GB) 52.03
    5) Courtney Okolo (US) 52.09

    #1014871

    james
    Participant

    is someone taking the piss. What jerks organised the web stuff where it says go to here for the results; the word “results” appears top left on my screen and f.ck all appears. I have still never seen the full teams names/entrants even now and nowhere where I am searchiung shows the teams and the results; typical UKA and Sky sh.te and we have to rely on posters here giving some details about a little about the results; no mention of the points total for each teamand after each event its 8. 25 so this rubbish meet is 1hr 25 mins old.

    THE NON EVENT OF THE YEAR :yahoo: :yahoo:

    #1014881

    james
    Participant
    Women’s 400m

    1) Steph McPherson (Jca) 50.98 – comfortable win
    2) Floria Guei (France) 51.84
    3) Justyna Swiety (Pol) 51.89
    4) Anyika Onuora (GB) 52.03
    5) Courtney Okolo (US) 52.09

    if Okolo is running this time they are taking the piss.!!!

    #1014891

    james
    Participant

    Men’s shot putt

    1) Michal Haratyk (Pol) 21.95
    2) Darrell Hill (US) 21.43
    3) Odayne Richards (Jca) 20.05

    [/quoteI see so what happened to the other putters and where is it written???????

    #1014911

    Geoff
    Participant

    Results:

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