Candidate cities for 2019 IAAF World Championships

Dakar – Senegal, Apr 15, 2014: Letters of intent from candidate cities interested in hosting a number of competitions of the IAAF World Athletics Series (WAS) 2017-2019 have been received by the IAAF.

Emphasizing once more the universal reach and popularity of the sport of athletics, the IAAF Council, currently meeting in the Senegalese capital, were delighted to note that national Member Federations from five of the six continental Areas have confirmed themselves as candidates across the four IAAF World Athletics Series events involved.

The IAAF Council will decide the host cities during its next meeting in Monaco in November.

Prior to that the potential hosts will need to present detailed bid dossiers and will also receive feedback from an IAAF Evaluation team to help them deliver the best possible case for their cities.

The IAAF’s premier event is the biennial IAAF World Championships. With the hosts of the 2015 and 2017 editions already decided, the IAAF invited candidates for the 17th edition of the championships which will take place in 2019.

2019 IAAF World Championships

Candidates (alphabetical order by IAAF Member Federation)

Qatar: Doha, Spain: Barcelona, USA: Eugene

First staged in 1983, the IAAF World Championships are the jewel of the IAAF World Athletics Series. After the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup, the IAAF World Championships are the third largest sporting event in the world based upon number of participating nations (over 200) and athletes (over 2000) and global TV audience (6 billion across over 200 territories accumulated across 9 days of competition).

The next two editions have already been awarded as follows:

2015 IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China (22 – 30 Aug 2015)

2017 IAAF World Championships, London, UK (5 – 13 Aug 2017)

Bidding situation for other IAAF World Athletics Series events 2017-2019

2018 IAAF Continental Cup

Candidates: (alphabetical order by IAAF Member Federation)

Czech Republic: Ostrava

Poland: Bydgoszcz

2017 IAAF World Youth Championships

Candidates: (alphabetical order by IAAF Member Federation)

Argentina: Buenos Aires

Kenya: Nairobi

USA: Greensboro

2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Candidates: (alphabetical order by IAAF Member Federation)

Bahrain: Manama

Uganda: Kampala. —- IAAF

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