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I suspect that this might one of the prime factors behind cutting back on the frequency of World Cross events, that with the decline in popularity of the event the IAAF's insistence on such self-indulgent tributes being included in bids has resulted in fewer and fewer willing bidders for an annual event.
It wouldn't surprise me. That kind of expenditure for a weekend's worth of events doesn't seem like a very wise investment. I can't imagine a lot of places getting too excited about making that kind of deal.