and finally the one and only MERCENARYGuarne and Colombia topped the international RollerSpeed standard.
01.NOV.2010: Following the cancellation of the original headquarters in Barquisimeto (Venezuela), organized Guarne World Championship in record time. Analysis of all the experience.
In record time, Guarne built a complete modern Municipal Skating Complex.
Silence and tranquility returned to the streets of Guarne after two weeks of madness, passion and pure adrenaline in a town that came to fame in the hands of speed skating.
Colombia came to give full support to our sport and turned Guarne big to take a giant challenge: Organize an ICC World Cup just four months.
If we go back to the past, last March, during the South American Games played in Medellín, Venezuela publicly confirmed his defection to organize the best event of our discipline and in that moment began to ring rumors of possible candidates from appearing Chile, Germany and inevitably Colombia. Others were even faster and said why not imagine a World Cup in the new skating rink in Guarne?. Guarne many locations on the map and there began the world arena of Antioquia. The oldest went back immediately to Bello 1990 and others agreed to Barrancabermeja 2000.
After some weeks of uncertainty, Guarne was finally chosen to host the ICC World Cup 2010 and there appeared the first problem for many athletes: The more than 2100m high. The solution was to turn to the pockets and reach the host city several weeks in advance to accommodate the height and compete on equal terms.
Guarne work 24 hours a day to build a modern, comprehensive setting where shooting took advantage of the facilities used during the last South American Games. The rain was the big rival throughout the organization had a construction phase and during the dispute climate championship gave no respite or a single day (except day of rest paradoxically).
Beyond minimum organizational errors and any possible criticism Guarne infrastructure, the people of Antioquia gave him a warm welcome to the world figure skating being a host of luxury and leading his country to the top of our sport. The love and kindness of Antioquia was expressed in the highest quality from organizers, volunteers, supporters and all the villagers who saw their lifestyle changed with the vibration of skating.
Facilities showed no major problems, the route was an innovative figure who favored more technical sport, local television coverage made a brilliant success supported by the rating and the local call was a boom with a stadium filled in each day's end . Perhaps the weakest point was the last day with the organization of marathons Ríonegro.Next year in 2011 we meet again in Yeosu - South Koreahttp://patincarrera.com/mym/notas/2010/noviembre_07_kor.html