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Lausanne is always right after the Meeting de Paris. These are two of my must do meets each year. And this year, will be no exception. Pretty amazing series of meetings and series of races and rivalries. Here's what Lausanne Meet management says about this fine meeting, to be held on July 5.

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The Meeting De Paris always looks has some great hurdle races. This time, the 110m hurdles, the 400 meter hurdles will both have a great fields. The 400 meter hurdles is a focus for the sport this year, with Samba and Warholm battling all season and setting records in many of the races. Here's a quick report from Meeting de Paris, one of my favorite meetings.

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The Meeting De Paris 2018 is the seventh of the Diamond League meetings this season. Held in Charlety Stadium, the meet is well organized, and features many of the stars of French athletics. A great series of pressers is held at the Paris meeting each year, that is why it is one of my favorite events. I also like walking around Paris late at night, and observing people. Paris, in June and July, is a wonderful place to visit. The Meeting de Paris is trying to capture the imagination of the next generation of French fans and star athletes.

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Juan Miguel Echevarria in Ostrava with Powell watching him
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Juan Miguel Echevarria "is not thinking" about the nine metre line despite producing the world's longest jump since 1995 with a marginally wind-aided 8.83m in Stockholm. "Today, I wanted over 8.50m but I didn't think I could jump so far! I want to jump at this level for a long time but it's early season so I will just take it all step by step. I'm not even thinking about nine meters - I will have to keep working very hard in order to jump that, it is a huge barrier," he said. Echevarria will also compete in Ostrava on Wednesday evening where World record holder Mike Powell and European record holder Robert Emmiyan are guests of honour and will add spice to the competition.
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We are so happy for our friends in Stockholm. Bauhaus Galan was a SRO meet, with some fantastic performances, and we hope that some new sponsors come in an support the steadfast support that Stockholm has now. Great performances, fine rivalries, wonderful weather and a crowd who knows track and field, from local to the global stars. Here's a quick synopsis from EME news, event by event.

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This is Stuart Weir's final column on Stockholm, a homage to our friend, Alfons Juck, who produces EME News daily. There are some great story tellers in our sports genre. Stuart Weir sent us these observances ( about the same time he reminded me the year is not 2012, dutifully corrected).

The Bauhaus Galan Stockholm Meeting was held at the 1912 Olympic stadium in front of a standing room only crowd. Some amazing performances on a sunny day in Stockholm. World leaders, great races and amazing rivalries, as the DL continues to elevate the rivalries. The six DL meets so far this year remind us, it is all about the competition.

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Here's Stuart Weir's second story on the meet, and Sandi Morris's excellent week.


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This is Stuart Weir's column on the women's 1,500 meters, the last event on the Bauhaus Galan schedule. Stuart had some fascinating observances on the rather unique approach to pace making as exemplified in the women's 1,500 meters in Stockholm.

20180610_092641.jpgBranding in the hotel, Bauhaus Galan, Stockholm, Sweden, photo by Stuart Weir

As part of the many responsibilities that we throw at Stuart Weir is to provide unique observations on the meets. This series of photos is on the branding of the meet.

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