The world Athletics championships are to be held in London for the first time. London beat of competition from Doha to stage the 2017 event.
Bid leader Sebastian Coe said: “This bid has been developed by athletes and athletics, for athletes and athletics.”
He added: “We believe 2017 will cement the clear, unambiguous vision we offered the world in 2005 [when London was awarded the 2012 Olympics], a vision that promised a real legacy through unprecedented levels of investment in our new national stadium.
LONDON BID KEY POINTS
- The Olympic Stadium (capacity 60,000) has been built and the running track is part of its 99-year lease
- The proposed date of late July or early August avoids clashes with European and American football
- The stadium is likely to be sold out for every session
- London’s cultural diversity
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