Pierce O’Callaghan, photo by Pierce O’Callaghan twitter
OÂ´Callaghan in new position
DOHA (QAT): As preparations step up a gear for the World Championships, the Doha 2019 Organising Committee has appointed IrelandÂ´s Pierce O’Callaghan as Director of Readiness to oversee and monitor overall planning and readiness and ensure the effective implementation of the key milestones between the IAAF and the Local Organising Committee for the World Athletics Championships. O’Callaghan, who was director of operations for the IAAF World Championships London 2017, takes up his position this month and will spend time in both Doha and Monaco to ensure the successful delivery of the IAAF’s flagship event. Tickets for the Championships went on sale in November with strong sales recorded in Germany, UK, USA and Australia. The Doha 2019 Organising Committee will announce in February details of special fan travel and accommodation packages. They will also unveil their mascot, begin a schools programme and launch their volunteer programme.