LONDON, Great Britain – World Championships this summer in London is on track at this stage of preparations to deliver a great event with full stadia and passionate fans.
The international tickets sales are the best ever with 605,000 tickets sold to date, more than any other IAAF World Championships. This includes 80,000 children’s tickets at the Usain Bolt price of £9.58.
The marathon start and finish will be on Tower Bridge and the course of 4x10km loops is very spectator friendly and takes in many iconic London landmarks with victory ceremonies held in the Tower of London Moat.
The race walks will be held on a two-kilometre loop along The Mall, between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square with the world famous ‘Changing of the Guard’ being featured with victory ceremonies taking place against the stunning backdrop of Buckingham Palace at the end of the day.
Report from the LOC was the main point during first day of the 209th IAAF Council Meeting. Second day should have in the agenda also the programme of athletics at the Olympic Games 2020.