Doha to host 2010 world indoor championships

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MONTE CARLO, Nov 25 (Reuters) Doha will host the 2010 world indoor athletics championships, the sport's governing body decided.

The Qatari capital will be the first city in the Middle East to host an athletics world championships.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), at its council meeting yesterday, also chose Istanbul to host the 2012 indoor world championships.

Amman was named as host of the 2009 world cross-country championships. The Jordanian capital submitted the only bid.

Valencia will host the next world indoor championships in March 2008, while London will host the world cross-country championships in the same month.

Reuters TB VP0445

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