RunBlogRun opines: The City of Paris is a huge sports city. From football, to rubgy, to athletics, to major road races, Paris has sports, fine food, great cafes and amazing history. The European Athletics Associaiton choose Paris to host the 2020 European Athletics Championships.
European Athletics is at this exciting cross roads. Over the past few years, the EAA has established itself as one of the most focused area federations in all of sports. Part of that is that EAA has gotten ahead of the incessant media narrative of negatives in athletics. By focusing on projects that they can deliver (or over deliver), EAA is putting together some programs that make tremendous sense, from anti-doping to reviving a vibrant cross country championships, and revisitng all European records with a thoughtful and qualified examination board.
European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen (left) and André Giraud (right), President of the French Athletics Federation, with French athletics stars Marie-José Pérec and Yohann Diniz, in Paris on Friday 28 April. Photo courtesy of European Athletics (copyright EAA)