Globen Galen (Stockholm) cancelled in 2017


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STOCKHOLM (SWE): The Globen Galan indoor meeting in Stockholm will not take place in 2017. "This year's event in mid-February had no title sponsor, and it is a continuing uncertain financial situation which has led the organisers, athletics clubs, Hässelby SK and Spårvägens FK, to cancel the competition in 2017," informs organisers. The meet was also suppose to be part of IAAF World Indoor Tour 2017 with Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Boston and Birmingham.

RunBlogRun opines: There have been troubles in Sweden on the athletics meetings front since 2012, when the long time meet director at DN Galan left. The support of the clubs was important, but a powerplay and lack of charismatic leadership has hurt both the outdoor event and now the indoor event. We hope that sponsors in Sweden see the value in supporting the sport and the development of another generation of fine Swedish athletes.

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