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Watch the 2019 IAAF World Championships decision live

The announcement of the host city for the 2019 IAAF World Championships will be streamed live on the IAAF YouTube channel between 1200-1330 CET on Tuesday (18) and will be available here.

The broadcast will include the final presentations by the three Candidate Cities - Eugene, Barcelona and Doha (order of presentation) - the announcement of the host city, and a press conference/question-and-answer session.

The decision about host city for the 2019 IAAF World Championships will be made by a secret ballot vote at the end of the first session of the three-day sitting of the IAAF Council at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco.

A candidate requires an ABSOLUTE majority (half the votes cast plus one) to win.

If this is not achieved after a first round of voting, then the candidate placed third will drop out and second round of voting will take place, whereupon a candidate only requires a simple majority to be declared the winner.

(In case there is a tie for second and third places after the first round of voting, a ‘run off vote’ will take place with the candidate getting the lowest number of votes being eliminated.)