/Sebastian Coe praises Qatar’s preparations to host World Championships in Athletics

Sebastian Coe praises Qatar’s preparations to host World Championships in Athletics

Doha, The President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe has praised the great work done by the Organizing Committee for the World Championships in Athletics to be held in Doha this year under the chairmanship of HE Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, and HE Vice-Chairman of the Committee Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad, at the end of the two-day meetings of the IAAF Board of Directors held in Doha.

Coe said that Doha will organize a special edition of the World Championships in Athletics from September 27 to October 6, 2019, adding that he is confident in Qatar's ability to develop the tournament through this tournament and provide a world-famous edition.

The IAAF President expressed his great appreciation to the State of Qatar and its great efforts to develop and support Athletics, and praised the great work he witnessed in Doha as part of its readiness to host the World Championships in Athletics Doha 2019.

The press conference organized for the announcement of the IAAF decisions after the meeting of its Board of Directors, revealed details related to the development of the rounds of IAAF Diamond League in order to further spread the game and continue to be present at frequent intervals through competing for fewer races and competitions.

HE IAAF Vice-Chairman and President of the Asian Athletics Association Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad, expressed his satisfaction with the fruitful results achieved by the Board of Directors meeting in Doha, especially that the decisions taken will serve the development of Athletics.

HE Al Hamad said that the decision to adopt the new global classification will be in the interest of each athlete because the challenge will be greater, contributing to the high level and achieving new records, considering that reducing IAAF Diamond League tournaments will not have negative aspects, but that the expectations are very positive.

On the visit of the IAAF to the Stadium of the tournament, HE Al Hamad said that things are positive and the IAAF recognizes that the Organizing Committee is in constant coordination with IAAF and all things are going as planned in advance.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee