It was on the front page of the Statesman Journal today. The state needs to come up with an additional 20 million to help finish preparations of the World Championship of Track and Field.
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It was just a quick thought to come up with some funding.
Other host cities in the past include Moscow, Beijing, Athens, Tokyo.
It brings in 50,000 participants and visitors. Most of the hotels in Salem will fill up too. Not just in Eugene Springfield area.
This is big deal for the state.