The capital of Qatar is preparing to host the 2019 World Athletics Championship. Image Courtesy – The Guardian
Doha, the capital of Qatar, was decided to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, turning into the first city from the Middle East to stage the occasion. It was chosen in front of adversary offers from Barcelona and the American city of Eugene. With the help of secret ballot of IAAF Council in Monaco, in which three bidding cities given the final presentations, Doha triumphed.
The titles will happen at the Khalifa Stadium at the end of September to relief the competitors from exceedingly awful of the burning desert heat. Temperatures in Doha at that particular time of the year remain around 35 degrees Celcius in the morning and 30 degrees in the evenings.
IAAF president Lamine Diack told that the three candidates he had seen were the best so far. He expected that the coming World Championship would be a superb one. He also commented that people of Qatar were committed to sports and would try to proceed further in the context.
In the year 1997, Doha hosted Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix for men and that was being formed into a legal corporation as the Diamond League. The city also hosted World Indoor Championship in the year 2010.
Mr. Abdulrahman al-Thani, Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee and Chairman of Doha Bid Sheikh Saoud, has given thank to the IAAF for the trust they placed on them and also for giving chance to show their commitments for the big event. He appreciated the teams of Eugene and Barcelona for extending their friendship, maintaining fair play and showing respect throughout the total bidding procedure. His aspiration is high enough for the new era of sporting growth is on the way with hosting 2019 World Athletics.
Eugene, known as Track Village, ended up being intending to be the primary American metropolis to help coordinator the presentation which in turn started out in 1983 in Helsinki. World Indoor Championship in the year 2016 will be hosted by Portland, Oregon.