Khalifa Stadium. Image: Preacher lad/CC BY-SA-4.0
"Best times were never in the cards" – Criticism grows louder
The World Athletics Championships have come to an end in Doha. Somehow the spectacle in Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world, didn’t create the right atmosphere. Collapsed athletes, empty ranges in the capital arena, lazily faded out conditions on the construction sites around, and everywhere traceable: The absolute disparity between a rich high snobiety and more than two million underprivileged people. Of the statistically recorded 2.7 million inhabitants of Qatar, about 2.3 million are migrant workers from Asia and Arab countries.