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Eugene Organizing Committee Worked Behind Scenes To Land World T&F Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

The IAAF on Thursday awarded the '21 World Track & Field Championships to Eugene, Ore., and the city "had no competition" as TrackTown USA organizing committee President Vin Lananna "worked behind the scenes since February to get an early shot" at the event, according to Chris Hansen of the Eu...

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