The Spanish city of Barcelona has been chosen as the host for the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships from July 27 to August 1. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) made the decision at its meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday. Barcelona again proves its organisational capacity to host international sporting events,ʾʾ said the cityʾs mayor Jordi Hereu. It is important to maintain high-level sport and competitions in our city. The Catalan city is also set to host this yearʾs European Athletics Championships. It has previously hosted the 1992 Olympic Games, the 1989 IAAF World Cup, and the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships.