I have had the privilege of competing in Ostrava as well as at the
Continental Cup. That the main city in the Czech Republic is vying to host
this global celebration of athletics in 2018 seems a perfect marriage.
Global IAAF competitions are not foreign to Ostrava who have hosted in the
past the successful 2007 World Youth Championships and of course the annual
IAAF World Challenge event. Ostrava is renowned for its hospitality, athlete
friendly staff and a crowd which ranks among the most knowledgeable and
enthusiastic in the athletics arena.
When the final decision on the 2018 host is made our sport will be the
winner if Ostrava, a bid I fully support, is chosen!