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Qualifying standards for World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 approved

Qualifying standards for World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 approved

IAAF
Monaco
The IAAF Council on Wednesday approved the Qualifying standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
While the performance standards themselves are similar to those used for the 2017 World Championships, Doha 2019 will witness two notable differences: Target numbers have been introduced for the road events and 10,000m
races – 100 for marathons, 60 for the 20km race walks, 50 for the men’s 50km race walk and 30 for the women’s, and 27 for the 10,000m
There will also be an increase in the number of teams qualified from the IAAF World Relays from eight to 10 in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, for a total of 16 entries. For the 4x400m mixed relay, which will be contested for the first time, 12 teams will qualify from the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama.
The qualifying standards should be referenced with the Qualification System and Entry Standards updated this week.
The Council also voted to permit national teams, for the first time, to display the logo of a national sponsor on their kit for the IAAF World Athletics Championships (WCH) at the 2019 championships in Doha.
Budapest to hosts
2023 Worlds
The Hungarian capital Budapest has been awarded the IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2023.
Budapest is an experienced organiser of major athletics events, having hosted the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1989 and 2004, one of just two cities to have staged the event twice. The city has also hosted the European Athletics Championships on two occasions, in 1966 and 1998. More recently, Budapest hosted the FINA World Swimming Championships and the World Judo Championships in 2017 and has been awarded the title of European Capital of Sport for 2019.
“In the past 30 years Hungary has organised every single world and European Championships, indoor and out – on the road, cross country – available to us except for the World Athletics Championships, and we are incredibly proud that this collection will be complete in just under five years’ time,” said Marton Gyulai, CEO of the Bid Committee for Budapest 2023. A key component of the bid is the construction of a new stadium that will serve primarily as an athletics facility.
The new stadium will be built on the eastern bank of the Danube River on the city’s south side, with a capacity of 40,000 for the championships, which will be reduced to 15,000 for future events.
Following the bid delegation’s presentation to Council, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: “We are delighted to award the 2023 World Athletics Championships to Budapest in Hungary, a country of extraordinary athletic tradition and great experience in organising world-class sports events. It has been the scene of some of our greatest moments as a sport. We are excited about their plans for a new stadium that will become a great legacy for athletics.”

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