Vitaly Mutko, Anna Chicherova, Anatoliy Polinsky, courtesy of IAAF
The following update came from the IAAF media department today on the progress of the Moscow 2013 World Championships. ARAF President Valentin Balakhnichev announced that Liame Diack, President of the IAAF and Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, were discussing a track only facility, to be built after the World Champs, seating 20,000 and in Moscow.
The over riding issue were questions on Media housing and pricing in Moscow, known as an expensive city. A keen observer of the sport, and long time traveler noted, " the media hotels will work out, they always do."