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2017 Worlds - London or Doha?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:11 pm
by rainbowgirl28 ... -on-London


Sergei Bubka will be the arch opponent of Lord Coe for the IAAF presidency in four years’ time

Monday September 5,2011
By David Miller
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AMID the controversy over the athletics legacy of London 2012’s main stadium, a battle to host the 2017 World Championships is emerging with Doha.
Tottenham’s appeal against the decision to grant post-Games ownership to West Ham, who will keep the running track – fundamental to the award of the 2017 showpiece – is due for hearing in mid-October.
If Spurs win, a second selection process would have to be initiated. But the Government could weigh the odds against any further application by Tottenham, or Leyton Orient, by insisting the athletics track stays.
The IAAF council will vote on the 2017 hosts on November 12, and after Barcelona withdrew from the bidding yesterday, London faces a straight fight with Qatari capital Doha.
The problem then for London is that the chairman of the IAAF evaluation committee is Sergei Bubka, arch opponent of Lord Coe for the IAAF presidency in four years’ time.
Having been wounded politically last week when finishing fourth behind Coe in the election of vice-presidents, pole vault legend Bubka can be expected to undermine London and, within perceived neutrality, to favour Doha, a campaign already in full swing .
Coe’s magnanimous conduct during the recent elections have raised his status substantially, while there are many in the IAAF known to wish for the championships to be in London following previous blunders.

Re: 2017 Worlds - London or Doha?

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:38 pm
by rainbowgirl28 ... x?id=38131

Pole Vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva shows her support for Doha 2017

Doha, Qatar, October 11, 2011 – Yelena Isinbayeva, the star Russian pole vaulter, has expressed her strong support for the Doha 2017 bid for the IAAF World Championships.

Yelena is one of the greatest female athletes of her generation, having set incredible world records and been two time Olympic gold medal and five times World Champion since her breakthrough in 2004. Yelena Isinbayeva knows about setting new standards and breaking barriers.

Having competed in Doha at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2010, this incredible female star acts as a true inspiration for youth throughout the region.

Yelena Isinbayeva stated: “The IAAF World Championships in Doha will certainly set new standards. Doha did a great job organising the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships that I competed at and I believe that every athlete that competes in Doha in 2017 would have a truly unique and amazing experience.”

Mr. Abdulla Al-Zaini, President of the QAAF and Executive Director of Doha 2017 Bid Committee, commented: “Our bid for 2017 is about hosting a fantastic World Championships but also about breaking barriers in the region. We are honoured to have such a talented female athlete supporting us.”

Doha 2017 submitted their proposed plans for the 2017 IAAF World Championships to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on September 1st. The decisions will be made by the IAAF Council on November 11, 2011.

Re: 2017 Worlds - London or Doha?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 am
by Barto
Wow! I wonder why she would support Doha so strongly over London ;)

Re: 2017 Worlds - London or Doha?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:24 pm
by achtungpv
I hope they pick Doha with their JUL-SEPT average highs of 105+ and lows of 85+ just to hear the crying from distance runners.

Re: 2017 Worlds - London or Doha?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:48 am
by ADTF Academy
The weather and winds in London are sketchy.....

From the reports I saw on when Doha tried to bid for Olympics the entire stadium will be air conditioned and temperature controlled. The money and resources Doha has is outstanding.