LONDON: London and Doha will go head to head for the right to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships after Barcelona withdrew from the race. Barcelona was nominated as Spain’s candidate less than two weeks ago. “There are only two candidates, London and Doha,” confirmed the International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack ahead of the final evening at the 2012 championships in Daegu. The host city will be announced in Monaco on November 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2011.