We'll Have Full House at 2019 World Championships in Qatar: IAAF Chief

Published August 27th, 2018 - 03:00 GMT
IAAF President Sebastian Coe
IAAF President Sebastian Coe

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe ruled out that the blockade imposed on Qatar will have any impact on the decision of other countries around the world to participate in the Doha 2019 World Championships.

He expressed confidence that all national federations will take part in the event set to take place on September 28, 2019.

"We will be in Qatar. I want every federation to be there. I see no reason why federations shouldn't. It's very important that international sport maintains its primacy ” picking your partnerships around politics can be a pretty transient process if you're not careful. I'm confident we'll have a full house in Qatar."

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