Qatari sports officials were once again cheering and celebrating after Doha was awarded the hosting rights for the 2019 World Athletic’s championships.
The fast growing Qatar capital will become the first from the Middle east to stage the event.
Doha beat bids from Barcelona and the American city of Eugene in Oregon.
It is a welcome boost for Qatar which is currently at the centre of controversy storm concerning the bidding process for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Due to the blistering summer temperatures, which is causing many headaches for FIFA, the World Championships are likely to be held in September and October.
The Khalifa International Stadium – also a World Cup venue – will be the principle arena for the championships.