QATAR TO HOST ATH­LET­ICS WORLD CHAM­PI­ONSHIP 2019

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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."

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