In 2019 World Track Championships, Qatar Adds Second Sports Jewel – The tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf nation Qatar was awarded another major global sporting event Tuesday as track and field’s world governing body shrugged off recent controversy and chose Doha as the host city of the 2019 world championships. Doha, Qatar’s capital, was selected ahead of Barcelona, Spain, and Eugene, Ore. It defeated Eugene on the second ballot in voting by the governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations.


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