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Athletics - 20. November 2007.

Moscow to host 2008 European Indoor Cup

The Russian capital city of Moscow has been awarded the right to host the 4th edition of the European Athletics Indoor Cup, which will be held on Saturday February 16, 2008.

It will be the first time Moscow has hosted a major athletics event since the successful IAAF World Indoor Championships took place in 2006, and will take place in the 5,000 seat CSKA Arena, which hosts the successful IAAF Indoor Meeting "Russian Winter" every January.

Eight teams will take part in each of the men's and women's competitions and will be led by the French men and the Russian women, who are the defending European Cup champions both indoors and outdoors.

The teams could qualify for participation by being the first six finishers of the SPAR European Cup and the winner of each of the First Leagues of the European Cup of the previous year.

Great Britain and Greece chose not to compete and so the replacement procedure meant that for both the men and women's events the 7th and 8th classified teams in the Super League 2007 became eligible to take part. 

In the men's competition the 8th classified team from the Super League could not take part, and so the final team place was selected from a draw from the 2nd classified teams in the First League 2007.
 
Full coverage of the event will be provided on the European Athletics website.

Follow this link for more information:http://www.european-athletics.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5675&Itemid=261
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