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Fans watch during the World Athletics Championships on July 22, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. The running mecca that embedded Nike into American culture was an easy choice to host the first track world championships on U.S. soil. It will take time to determine whether Eugene, Oregon lived up to expectations. They say sagging viewership totals and flat revenue across the broader Olympic world make it critical to bring the cornerstone sport of the games back to its glory days in the U.S. before they return to Los Angeles in 2028. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) **FILE**

Track leaders look to reboot U.S. fans’ interest ahead of LA Games

- Associated Press

When it comes to spectating, not competing, track is a niche sport in the United States. Track and field’s leaders would like that to change over the next six years. It’s critical, they say, to bring the cornerstone sport of the Summer Games back to its former glory in the U.S. before Los Angeles hosts in 2028.

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