[Grammar] Past Perfect

Chyler

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Hello. Can somebody help me to understand why in the following sentence is being used Past Perfect:

"They had completed the athletics track only a year after the city got the Olympics."

If I understand it correctly then Past Perfect is used when we want to say about something that happened before not after something in the past.
 

emsr2d2

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First, please correct the information in your member profile. The current location (Rwanda) appears to be incorrect.
 
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