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Doha to host 2019 athletics world championships

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MONACO (AP) — Doha has been chosen to host the 2019 athletics world championships.

The Qatari capital beat out bids from Eugene, Oregon, and Barcelona in a secret vote Tuesday by members of the IAAF council.

Doha succeeded after missing out in a bid to host the 2017 world championships.

The bid teams from all three cities made final presentations to IAAF officials ahead of the vote. IAAF President Lamine Diack announced the winning bid.

The athletics world championships are held every two years. Beijing will host next year’s worlds and London will stage the championships in 2017.

 

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