London 2012: USATF home camp will be Birmingham, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder

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London 2012 will be a wonderful Olympics. I wanted to congratulate USATF for taking the time and making the prescient decision to choose Birmingham for the home camp for USA Track & Field during the Olympic Games.

Traffic in London can, be, well, challenging. Coming in on the train from Birmingham will be a much quicker mode of transportation than driving. Birmingham also has a great music scene, wonderful restaurants, a good all weather track facility and some fascinating history ( did you know that, next to Venice, Birmingham has the most miles of canals of any city in Europe?).

Nice job, USATF.

BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Birmingham Mail writes that the deal to bring American athletics to Birmingham ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be signed with this week. The US Track and Field president Stephanie Hightower and CEO Doug Logan will officially seal the deal with Birmingham City Council leader Mike Whitby on Thursday.

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