MX23RW : Tuesday, October 23 03:50:06

London bids for World Championships

London bids for World Championships
© PA Photos
London plans to bid for the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Lord Sebastian Coe has confirmed that London will bid to be the host of 2017 World Athletics Championships.

The 54-year-old will accompany UK Athletics in South Korea later this month to submit the plans.

"The IAAF and the athletics family have been unwavering in their support for an Olympic legacy," said Coe.

"A successful bid would say thank you for that constant support by delivering a fantastic IAAF World Championships in London that will help drive more young people into the sport."

A decision is expected to be made in November.

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account