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London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships

UK set to host world class track and field competition five years after capital plays host to Olympic Games

London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
London Mayor Boris Johnson and Locog chairman Lord Sebastian Coe conduct an interview after winning the venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
Lord Sebastian Coe and IAAF president Lamine Diack attend a press conference after winning the venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
Lord Sebastian Coe and and London Mayor Boris Johnson pose as they win the venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
Lord Sebastian Coe celebrates winning the venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
Lord Sebastian Coe celebrates winning the venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
London Mayor Boris Johnson and Locog chairman Lord Sebastian Coe pose after winning the venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (2nd L) and delegation attend the announcement of Venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (C) and delegation attend the announcement of Venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)
London beats Doha to stage 2017 World Athletics Championships
Mayor of London Boris Johnson and delegation attend the announcement of Venue for 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships on November 11, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)