Quote Of The Day
“The whole problem was the set of expectations on the other side (the IAAF). And the business model, which leads one to presume that unless you’re a totalitarian state and don’t have to answer to the people for public moneys or you are pumping a lot of oil out of the ground, you’ll have a tough time bidding for these mega-events. It’s a big fund-raiser for them. … The whole issue is what [the IAAF] are willing to give up out of their usual paradigm to have a competition in the United States.”
– Former USATF president Doug Logan, talking in a New York Times article about Eugene’s bid for the 2019 World Championships. Logan wanted the US to host when he was in charge, but the financial cost and lack of a big stadium in a major city were problems.
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