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Sat Apr 19 01:18:26 SAST 2014

London beats Doha for 2017 world champs

Sapa-AFP | 11 November, 2011 19:260 Comments
A general view of the Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park on November 11, 2011 in London, England
Image by: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

London have been awarded the right to host the 2017 world athletics championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Friday following a vote of their council here.

The British capital beat Doha in their bid to host the biennial event.

London's bid was spearheaded by former double Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe, who is also chairman of the organising committee for the 2012 London Olympics.

Moscow are hosting the 2013 championships with Beijing staging the 2015 edition.

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