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UK to host 2017 World Athletics Championships

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PM: no better way to follow the Olympics than by welcoming the world's greatest athletes back to London

Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the news that the UK has been awarded the right to host the 2017 World Championships, following the International Association of Athletics Federations vote of their council in Monaco.

Mr Cameron said:

This is great news both for London and the whole country. There is no better way to follow the Olympics, and to build on its legacy, than by welcoming the world’s greatest athletes back to London for the 2017 World Championships.

We are determined to make 2017 the most successful World Athletics Championships there has ever been and we look forward to welcoming athletes and fans from the world over to our vibrant, multicultural, sports-mad capital.