The IAAF awarded the 2019 World Championships to Doha this afternoon, Monaco time at 2.30 pm (about an hour delayed). The delay kept up Vote Tracktown hopes , as they waited for the live announcement on IAAF You Tube.
IAAF awards 2019 World Championships to Doha
Monte Carlo, Monaco – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) voted to
award the 2019 IAAF World Championships to the city of Doha, Qatar on Tuesday over
competing bids from Eugene, Oregon and Barcelona, Spain.
TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee for the U.S. bid, in conjunction with USA Track
& Field (USATF), was attempting to bring the IAAF’s crown jewel to U.S. soil for the first time in
the 31-year history of the event.
The highly acclaimed 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships made its American debut at
Hayward Field in Eugene last summer, and the IAAF World Indoor Championships will be
contested in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center in March of 2016.
Statement from TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna:
“We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Doha and our sincere thanks to the
IAAF. It’s important to dream big and have ambitious goals. We made a bold attempt with an
audacious vision for this event and we will continue to partner with USA Track & Field in
attracting other major events to the U.S. I have no doubt that the U.S. will field another
fantastic track and field team in the summer of 2019, and we look forward to welcoming the
world to Portland in the spring of 2016.”
Statement from USATF CEO Max Siegel:
“The United States congratulates Doha on securing the 2019 World Championships. We look
forward to Team USA competing in Doha against the best athletes in the world. We thank
President (Lamine) Diack, the IAAF Council, and the IAAF evaluation commission for considering
our bid and the tremendous collaboration the IAAF showed throughout this process.”