LONDON (GBR): IAAF General Secretary Pierre Weiss admitted that London’s bid to host the 2017 World Championships could be damaged by the country’s three previous failures to secure the event reports Insidethegames. “Of course we were all very disappointed when London pulled out of the bid to host 2015 and I think our friends at UK Athletics were also very disappointed about that too. It is the third time this has happened and now, in 2017, that will certainly be in the back of everyone’s minds.” Weiss was quoted. However, Weiss did offer the London bid hope by suggesting it remains a strong contender to host the competition because of the stature of the city and its strong athletics background. “The event will go to the city which puts forward the best technical bid as has always been the case in the past. There is no doubt that London has the capacity to host a wonderful event in 2017”. The IAAF will make its decision for the 2017 World Championships in November 2011.
NEW DELHI (IND): Indian police have arrested the sacked treasurer of the Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption and may soon begin questioning chairman Suresh Kalmadi, it has been reported. Writers insidethegames.biz.
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