UK Athletics have announced, as well as confirmed, that London will be eventually bidding to stage the 2017 World Championships at the newly-built Olympic stadium at Stratford, a vital and instrumental move towards maintaining the athletics legacy of the venue intact and robust beyond the Olympics next summer.

The bid has received the full backing of the government and London’s mayor Boris Johnson and shapes a sigh of relief and a renewed hope following months of controversy over the future of the venue and a potential legal move on the part of Tottenham Hotspur, with Sebastian Coe personally submitting London’s case in Daegu during the oncoming World Championships in Daegu.

The decision is expected to come out in November and with the very man that helped London upstage Paris to the right of hosting the 2012 Olympics at the helm great hope rises of a follow-up top tier event to arrive in close succession.