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Edmonton sport community clashes over conflicting bids to host 2020 events

Edmonton’s triathlon and track communities have both secured marquee events for the summer of 2020.

Now some organizers are worried government funds and volunteer support are not strong enough to host them both. That means the city might have to back out of the world U20 track finals unless city politicians can quickly secure provincial and federal funding dollars.

“I’ll start acting on it immediately,” said Mayor Don Iveson after council’s community services committee wrestled with the issue Monday morning.

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