The story about this meet is fascinating. The discussion began at breakfast in 2015, at the Beijing World Championships, in a discussion with Sven Arne Hansen, Duffy Mahoney, Stephanie Hightower, and Max Siegel. As Duffy notes in the interview, the US said yes, and the development of the event was on! Duffy gives much credit to Belorussian Federation and Europeran Athletics.
This is a wonderful event for USA Track & Field, as it helps develop athletes, gives them a good pay day and also provides established athletes a good chance to compete.
The last time the event was held was in 1973, in Minsk! The then Soviet Union defeated the USA team. European Athletics and USA Track & Field want to revitalize this event, and so does NBC sports network.
Thanksr again to Duffy Mahoney for his time and candor.