London is First City to Reveal Intent on Hosting ’17 WAC

March 14, 2011

UK Athletics (UKA) has announced their intention to bring the 2017 World Athletics Championships (WAC) to the Olympic Stadium in London, viagra with the support of the UK Government.

The English capital became the first candidate to formalise their proposal to enter the running to host the prestigious event in a letter to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

A formal bid is required to be submitted to the IAAF on 1st September, try which will be followed by an evaluation visit in October with a bid presentation and decision in November. 

In a recent poll initiated by YouGov and commissioned by Visit London, ambulance the World Athletics Championships was voted the most popular sports event for people to attend in London outside of the Olympic Games, bringing a potential economic boost to the city of £100m (US$161.2m).

UKA chairman Ed Warner said: “The World Athletics Championships is the greatest sporting event never staged in the UK and we’re committed to changing that”.

Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson added: “I want this country to host a series of World Class events as a key legacy from London 2012. For those in track and field they don’t come more prestigious than the World Athletics Championships”.