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'Track Town USA' loses to Qatar in bid for 2019 championships
'Track Town USA' loses to Qatar in bid for 2019 championships

Runners call the Oregon city "Track Town USA." But for all its heritage and mystique, Eugene could not manage to bring the track-and-field world championships to the U.S. for the first time ever. International officials announced Tuesday that Doha, Qatar, won a close vote to host the 2019 meet. "I am sure that in Doha we will have a wonderful edition of the world championships," said Lamine Diack, president of the IAAF. "I am convinced they are committed through sport to developing their country and their community, and they are doing the right things." Qatar was an unusual choice if only because of the controversy surrounding the country's...

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