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    World Athletics Championship

    I was really looking forward to this but its turned into a bit of a farce what with drug cheats,Norovirus,athletes not allowed to run due to stupid rulings,uk's appaling medal count and of course the usual ridiculous situation of athletes claiming UK citizenship because they once bought a bag of chips in the UK has made the whole thing a dissapointment,views?...
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    It is what it is.
    The Noro virus is a matter of public health, you either quarantine those affected or reschedule the entire games to accommodate them.

    It's been exciting to watch , the uk have only just missed out on a couple of medals, so it's not gloom n doom.

    The Bolt thing was unfortunate, many think the winner of the 100m shouldn't have been there, but Bolt was also beaten in the Semi, so the romantic vision of Bolt winning his final solo 100m was already under threat.

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    Dipping in and out, ladies 1500m was a great race, Farah's 10k was also a good watch. 110 hurdles was exciting as was the ladies triple jump a couple of nights back and also enjoyed the mens pole vault last night. Van Niekirk last night in 400 is a special talent, saving himself a bit for the 200m but an easy win.

    Can't say I've found the event weakened, Bolt doesn't hit my radar anymore, his fast times were all 7-9 years ago, has never hit those speed heights since. Gatlin winning didn't bother me, was a good close exciting race. Someone missing the 400 for a bug is what it is, the best guy (V Niekirk) was still there.

    Crowds are good and weather's been ok, good viewing imo.

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    I've watched more than ever, nice touch letting the guy run on his own after the virus ban run out 👍

    BBC coverage is OK the presenters are just shocking as usual. Get it on sky and give me my TV license fee back

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTour View Post
    I've watched more than ever, nice touch letting the guy run on his own after the virus ban run out 👍

    BBC coverage is OK the presenters are just shocking as usual. Get it on sky and give me my TV license fee back
    Awesome letting Makwala run and make the final 👍,not the same without Brendan Foster unfortuanatly 😣.

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    Re: World Athletics Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by OnTour View Post
    I've watched more than ever, nice touch letting the guy run on his own after the virus ban run out 👍

    BBC coverage is OK the presenters are just shocking as usual. Get it on sky and give me my TV license fee back
    I think Michael Johnson is one of the most insightful commentators out there. Foster and Cram are also excellent and Jess Ennis's coach is a good addition.

    So if it's ok I'd rather pay less a month on the BBC with no adverts than I would have to a week to just access sports on sky to see it.

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    Bored out of my mind with it, yearning for the day the BBC lose the rights to some sports channel we don't subscribe to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Bored out of my mind with it, yearning for the day the BBC lose the rights to some sports channel we don't subscribe to...
    I'm with you Karen, i find athletics about as interesting as watching paint dry.... in fact its not even as interesting as that
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Bored out of my mind with it, yearning for the day the BBC lose the rights to some sports channel we don't subscribe to...
    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    I'm with you Karen, i find athletics about as interesting as watching paint dry.... in fact its not even as interesting as that

    Its the same as posting in a thread that you have no interest in[why do it].

    You don't have to watch as there are 100's of other things to do with your lives, in fact you could distance yourself quite easily from the coverage.

    Moaners will moan and haters will hate because that's what they do best.

    I am totally the other way and I love athletics and some of the races have been top notch, the crowd have been amazing and have made it a great championship.

    We as a nation have well under performed and don't seem to have much depth, however we have also had performances that were better than expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerjoke View Post
    Its the same as posting in a thread that you have no interest in[why do it].

    You don't have to watch as there are 100's of other things to do with your lives, in fact you could distance yourself quite easily from the coverage.

    Moaners will moan and haters will hate because that's what they do best.

    I am totally the other way and I love athletics and some of the races have been top notch, the crowd have been amazing and have made it a great championship.

    We as a nation have well under performed and don't seem to have much depth, however we have also had performances that were better than expected.

    the op asked for views.... this was my view
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