London gets 2017 World Athletics Championships

LONDON has been awarded the right to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships after beating off competition from the Qatari capital of Doha.

The council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) voted in favour of London following final presentations from both cities in Monaco this afternoon.

IAAF vice-president and London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe led London’s presentation and the decision fulfils his 2005 promise that the Olympic Stadium would have an enduring athletics legacy.

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