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What I'm looking out for in Doha

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Katharine Merry | 22:10 UK time, Thursday, 11 March 2010

This weekend's indoor event in Doha is first time that an athletics World Championships of any sort has been held in the Middle East and with the inaugural 2010 IAAF Diamond League meeting here in May, all concerned are looking for a good show.

This is not just a big weekend for the host nation, who have been on a huge promotion drive drumming up excitement in the local neighbourhoods and have spent a lot of money on marketing.

It is also a big weekend for some of the world's best athletes and biggest world indoors, in terms of participation, since the first, in Indianapolis in 1987.

So which athletes are likely to please the fans - and the organising committee - in the Aspire Dome in Qatar's capital?

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