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Men’s 100m Medal Ceremony moved to avoid booing: World Championships

Men's 100m Medal Ceremony moved to avoid booing

Sunday night’s world championships 100m medal ceremony has been switched because the IAAF does not want to see a full stadium booing Justin Gatlin and the American national anthem.

The ceremony was originally due to be held at 8 pm but has now been moved to 6:50 pm before the evening programme starts, as reported by

The International Association of Athletics Federations has officially insisted that the switch has “nothing to do with the result”, however, their denials were met with scepticism by most observers inside the London Stadium.

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