London wins bid to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships

Last updated at 08:17

The World Athletics Championships will be held in the United Kingdom for the first time in 2017

London beat Doha - the capital city of Qatar in the Middle East - to host the 2017 event.

Athletics leaders in the UK had tried to get the championships in London before, but this time they succeeded.

Lord Sebastian Coe, who was in charge of the bid, said: "This bid has been developed by athletes and athletics, for athletes and athletics."