Talk:IAAF World Championships in Athletics
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London WC 2017 - How Much This Time?
As it is Armistice Day (11/11/2011), and UK Taxpayers learned earlier that they have 'won' the the burden of paying for the 2017 World Championships, are there any links to the cost estimates made BEFORE the bid was forwarded? There is criticism that this was this just a 'legacy' bid to save Sebastian Coe's face, as he was responsible for the massive overspend on the 2012 Olympics - do the figures back this up, given the prevailing long term economic climate. It appears to many , particularly on Armistice Day, that taxpayer's money could be better spent assisting those who have actually served this country in a uniform (unlike Coe and Boris Johnson) - particularly people like former soldier Mark Mullins and his disabled wife, who the Daily Mail reported commited suicide today [<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2059238/Army-veteran-Mark-Mullins-wife-Helen-driven-suicide-poverty.html>] after 18 months of struggling to survive on the £57.50 Jobseeker's Allowance payments. Mr Mullins, a 48-year-old former Army physical training instructor, was unable to cope on this paltry sum, had not served sufficient length of time to claim his pension, and was forced to walk 12 miles each day to eat free soup at a Salvation Army soup kitchen. How many ex-forces personnel could the cost of the 2017 Championships keep from this level of destitution? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:49, 11 November 2011 (UTC)twl 11/11/2011 We Shall Remember Them 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:49, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Do you think it would be possible to include more history on this page? Comapred to the general page for the the Indoor World Championship there is very little here. The sorts of things I mean are like who decided to set the competition up, the presnet list of events and any changed to the events (if any have been dropped and when new ones added, like I think this year womens steeplechase is added for the first time). I'd try to do this myslef, but I don't know enough for a starting point and sadly don't have enough time to start researching the topics from scratch. Evil Eye 22:34, 30 July 2005 (UTC)