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MELBOURNE, September 11, 2020 - Athletics Australia has today confirmed that eight National Championship events that were due to be held in 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the health and wellbeing of athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and staff.
Since March when the government ordered closure of athletics camps to minimise the spread of Covid-19, the once busy stadium has become a pale shadow of its former self. Foreign athletes who trained there flew out to their countries in Europe and the Americas
Nike has shut down the Nike Oregon Project distance group on Thursday, October 10 2019. The Project was establihsed by Nike in 2001 to support long and middle distance running in America. Nike's co-founder, Phil Knight, always took a keen interest in the Project and was instrumental in its ongoing funding.