Eugene, Doha and Barcelona bid for 2019 worlds
LONDON (AP) Eugene is bidding to bring track and field’s world championships to the United States for the first time.
The International Association of Athletics Federations says the Oregon city is one of three candidates in contention for the 2019 championships, along with Doha, Qatar, and Barcelona, Spain.
The IAAF announced the contenders Tuesday at its council meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
The host city will be selected at the next IAAF council meeting in Monaco in November. The bid cities must present detailed bid files and consult with an IAAF evaluation panel.
The 2015 worlds will be held in Beijing and the 2017 championships in London.
The worlds were first staged in 1983.