IAAF councils made a historical decision to accept Doha’s proposal over Barcelona and Oregon on hosting IAAF World Championships 2019 at the Khalifa International Stadium. It’s the first Middle East’s city to host the athletic World Championship in history. Even though it’s the first experience, IAAF believes that Doha is more than ready to host these major championship. The local government issues serious preparations throughout the city.
Here are some facts of Doha hosting IAAF World Championships 2019
The Peak of World Athletics Championship
The IAAF World Championships 2019 isn’t a stand-alone event. It’s one of three World Athletics series. It would be the peak of the series after IAAF World Cross Country Championships on 30 March and IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 on 11-12 May. Aarhus, Yokohama, and Doha become the world’s athletic triad in 2019. Doha would host the historic 4×400 meters relay final.
Khalifa International Stadium
The IAAF World Championships 2019 will take place on Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium. The Doha local organizing committee for the championship has coordinated with the government to refurbish the stadium following the IAAF standards for the athletic events. The recent updates, the stadium has been ready 6 months prior to the date.
IAAF and Local Organising Committee
There is a strong relationship between IAAG and the Doha’s local organizing committee to plan the flagship championship. Pierce O’Callaghan the former IAAF World Championships London 2017 operational director plays a key role as director of readiness to IAAF World Championships 2019 in Doha. IAAF also applies unique entry standards and qualification system to this year’s championship.
Airport and Accommodation
The city’s airport and accommodation are ready for the championship days. Both participants and fans can land to Doha International Airport. In other hands, the accommodations are available throughout the city. Furthermore, IAAF and the local organizing committee has issued an official special ticket, travel, and accommodation packages. It’s the best way to get into Khalifa International Stadium with no hassle for IAAF World Championships 2019 in Doha.
Sponsorship May Appear
Despite being the first time in the Middle East, it’s also the first time for IAAF Worlds Championship in Athletics where the sponsorship may appear on the athlete’s kits while contending. It means those sponsors would also appear on the NBC, the official TV broadcast channel.