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Europeans Surprised By IAAF Awarding '21 Athletics World Championships To U.S.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

The head of Europe’s track and field federation "has expressed surprise at the 'complete lack of process' in the decision to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene , Oregon," according to the AP. With Gothenburg also interested in hosting the '21 event, European and Swedish of...

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