QATAR TO HOST ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
The IAAF council voted in favour of Doha following final presentations from all three competing cities in Monaco.
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Doha was recently awarded the right to host the Athletics World Championship in 2019. Qatar Olympic Committee's senior advisor Aphrodite Moschoudi, who explained the championships would be staged from September 28 to October 6 in 2019, said: ‘There are two great things about these dates. First the temperature in Doha at this time of year is no different to several recent World Championships. Second, it would allow us to in- troduce the innovation of staging the championships as a fantastic grand finale to the season, which we know is something you often discuss." Moschoudi also highlighted that the refurbished Khalifa International Stadium, which is central to both the plans for 2019 and the 2022 World Cup, will give organisers the opportunity to use cooling technology if necessary, adding: "But we don't think you will need it."