IAAF receives bids to reallocate 2016 events

Monaco, Dec 10 (IANS) An accelerated bidding process was opened on Thursday for the reallocation of two 2016 IAAF World Athletics Series competitions that were originally set in Russia.

Four cities – Rome, Kiev, Monterrey (Mexico) and Guayaquil (Ecuador) – have bid for the World Race Walking Team Championships, which were to be in Cheboksary in May, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed in a statement.

The World Junior Championships, which were due to be in Kazan in July, have attracted three bidders: Perth, Bydogoszcz (Poland) and an India city yet to be confirmed, reports Xinhua.

The new hosts will be chosen on January 7 by the IAAF council.

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