Following a visit from the IAAF and AMS/Dentsu for a workshop in London on 21-22 September, the IAAF is delighted with the level of preparations for the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

The IAAF World Championships will take place at the former Olympic Stadium on 4-13 August 2017 and more than 1 million ticket applications for the event were received during a ballot period last month.

The IAAF and AMS/Dentsu received updates from the local organising committee on all functional areas of the championships including governance, operations, competitions, protocol and hospitality, marketing and communications.

“After two days of excellent exchanges and detailed discussions during the workshop staged here in London to align the LOC, IAAF and AMS/Dentsu staff on the organisation of the IAAF World Championships 2017, I would like to congratulate the LOC on the well advanced state of preparations and on the achievements of your teams so far,” said IAAF Organisational Delegate Sylvia Barlag, who is an IAAF Council Member.

“London is further ahead in the preparations than we’ve seen before. It’s particularly comforting and reassuring to see that real experts are in the lead in the various functional areas and that they are all very cooperative and mindful in addressing the various challenges. I have full confidence in the operational readiness and I am sure that the LOC will deliver an extraordinary championships in August 2017.”


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