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World Cross Country Championships to take place in Ostend

World Cross Country Champs moved to Ostend
IAAF Release

8 March 2001 - Lisbon - Portugal - IAAF President Lamine Diack, on the occasion of the official Press Conference of the World Indoor Championships, has announced that the IAAF World Cross Country Championships will now take place in Ostend, not Brussels, at the request of the Belgian Athletics Federation.

The change is due to the difficulty of finding sufficient hotel rooms in the Belgian capital to accommodate over 1000 athletes and officials. The event takes place on the weekend of March 24-25 on the course that will host this year's Belgian National Championships.