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In surprise, Eugene gets 2021 world outdoor track championships
In surprise, Eugene gets 2021 world outdoor track championships

In a decision both surprising and unexpected, Eugene, Ore., was named host of the 2021 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships. So the place known as "TrackTown USA" will be the first U.S. city to host the biennial meet. The international track federation (IAAF) announced the move at its council meeting Thursday in Beijing, site of the 2015 outdoor worlds. It came without the usual bidding process and only five months after the 27-member IAAF council had rejected Eugene 15-12 in favor of Doha, Qatar in the vote for the 2019 outdoor world meet. The decision was not without precedent. The IAAF gave the 2007 worlds to Osaka, Japan, without a bidding process. ...

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