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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby pakillo » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:15 pm

Moscow's Luzhniki stadium is getting its finishing touches for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. At a news conference Tuesday, organizers said tickets for the event are likely to sell out. Russia's biggest sports venue, will be able to accommodate 35,000 spectators according to Alexander Polinsky, a Moscow official who is responsible for organizing the championship.
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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby norunner » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:29 pm

pakillo wrote:
Moscow's Luzhniki stadium is getting its finishing touches for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. At a news conference Tuesday, organizers said tickets for the event are likely to sell out. Russia's biggest sports venue, will be able to accommodate 35,000 spectators according to Alexander Polinsky, a Moscow official who is responsible for organizing the championship.
And the other 40000 seats are reserved for friends and family of Putin?
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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby pakillo » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:36 pm

norunner wrote:
pakillo wrote:
Moscow's Luzhniki stadium is getting its finishing touches for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. At a news conference Tuesday, organizers said tickets for the event are likely to sell out. Russia's biggest sports venue, will be able to accommodate 35,000 spectators according to Alexander Polinsky, a Moscow official who is responsible for organizing the championship.
And the other 40000 seats are reserved for friends and family of Putin?
I'm afraid not, most of it just out of use...
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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby norunner » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:41 pm

pakillo wrote:
norunner wrote:
pakillo wrote:
Moscow's Luzhniki stadium is getting its finishing touches for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. At a news conference Tuesday, organizers said tickets for the event are likely to sell out. Russia's biggest sports venue, will be able to accommodate 35,000 spectators according to Alexander Polinsky, a Moscow official who is responsible for organizing the championship.
And the other 40000 seats are reserved for friends and family of Putin?
I'm afraid not, most of it just out of use...
Really? If i remember correctly it used to sit more than 100000 for the OG 1980 and it must have been in good condition for the Champions League final in 2008.
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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby pakillo » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:05 pm

Russian Champs starts on Monday
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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby pakillo » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:06 pm

norunner wrote: Really? If i remember correctly it used to sit more than 100000 for the OG 1980 and it must have been in good condition for the Champions League final in 2008.

Time has changed for athletics in Russia. I think the entrance was free of charge last year for Moscow Challenge meet but there were maybe 10 people at Luzhniki. I remember commentator Bogoslovskaya after receiving message from someone during the meet, something like "where are the spectators?" she just answered "probably watching football(soccer)", good answer, imo...
Anyway, organizers probably knew what to expect and they decided that covering the seats is a good idea but I think they could have done a better job. It is extremely sad that country with such tradition in this sport can't fill the stadium for the WC.
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Re: Russian news 2013

Postby pakillo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:02 am

From next year we can expect to see Kenyans and Ethiopians running for Russia. Chief coach Maslakov has said it's neccesary to follow the example of other European countries. Many top athletes, including Savinova, do not like the idea.
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