31 Oct '14, 11pm

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Doha dazzles in 2019 bid battle by Jason Henderson November 1, 2014 Qatari capital puts Eugene and Barcelona in the shade as the race to stage IAAF World Champs in five years’ time reaches its last lap Doha’s sporting facilities sparkle as brilliantly as the sun that sits on top of this fast-developing city. From an Aladdin’s cave of hi-tech athletics equipment and stadia, the high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim has emerged as a true track and field icon for Qatar and the wider Middle East region. All that is missing is the global stage to show off such treasures, but that could happen if the city wins the bid to stage the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Sebastian Coe and his IAAF evaluation committee have already visited Doha’s two rivals – Eugene in the United States and Barcelona in Spain – as the competition to hold the world’s third largest sporting event after the Olympics...

Full article: http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/doha-dazzles-2019...

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