04 Dec Channel 4 races to unload World Athletics Championships on the BBC

BBC Sport are being sold the rights to broadcast next year’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow by their terrestrial rivals Channel 4, who want to concentrate on the Paralympics.

The Beeb were due to take over the showcase track and field contract from C4 in 2014 on a four-year deal that includes the World Championships coming to London in 2017.

But C4 are understood to be pulling the plug on their agreement with the IAAF a year early because they are upset about losing out to the Beeb for the next term.

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