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2017 World Athletics Championships Host London Aims To Secure Sport's Legacy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

The handover of the IAAF flag to London, venue of the next World Athletics Championships, "could be the start of the next big stage of securing a legacy for the sport after the London Olympics," according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. London will follow Beijing as host of the world championships...

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