Olympian2004 Posted September 6, 2011 Report Share Posted September 6, 2011 The WORST ever Athletics WCh is over. Koreas best performance was a sixth place! Thats the WORST performance of a host nation ever. Sweden in 1995 and Canada in 2011 didn´t win medals either, but both secured a fifth place. The apartments of the athletes were too far away from the stadium, no hotel rooms,... Only at the end was a good atmosphere. I am really looking forward to Moscow in two years. The Russian will show the Koreans how to celebrate such a WCh. I really can not understand, why Korea is bidding for such a sports event and getting the honor to host it. Same with 2018. It´s all about national pride for them. Sorry, but the German athletes and TV and radio correspondents in Daegu had an almost completely different experience. They praised the athletes village (especially constructed just for these WCH -- a first in IAAF WCH history!) as being on an Olympic level, the audience as not very competent in terms of athletics knowledge, but as very friendly and quite enthusiastic and the venue as a very good one. The Pyeongchang 2008 Biathlon WCH were really a disaster, but Daegu actually delivered at least a very decent job. And from what I myself absorbed in front of the television screen, these WCH didn't feel as exsanguinous and artificial as the Edmonton 2001 WCH, which were really the worst ever athletics WCH in my opinion. Even Paris 2003 sometimes felt stranger than these WCH. So, from all the IAAF WCH I thoroughly witnessed (personally or on TV), I would rank them as follows: 1. Berlin 2009 2. Helsinki 2005 3. Daegu 2011 4. Osaka 2007 5. Paris 2003 6. Edmonton 2001 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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