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12th IAAF World Indoor Championships

Valencia, Spain, Friday 7 – Sunday 9 March 2008

PLEASE NOTE
>> The full version of the Valencia 2008 competition website
will become available at the end of November 2007 <<

The 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships were awarded to Valencia (ESP) by the IAAF Council at its meeting in Moscow (RUS) in November 2005. The dates were approved at the same Council Meeting.

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is located on the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean seaboard. Valencia has a population of 764,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the province of Valencia.

The climate in March is mild to warm with temperatures ranging between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius and with humidity levels of 50% to 60%.

The Venue for the Championships will be the Palau Velódromo Luis Puig (constructed in 1992) where the European Indoor Championships were conducted in 1998 and the Spanish Indoor Championships on six occasions between 1995 and 2004. It is located next to the Feria Valencia (Exhibition Centre) and is easily accessed by road, underground, tram and bus. The track will be renewed.

With a surface of 21.400 m2, the Stadium can provide seating for 5200 spectators but additional temporary seating will be installed.

Spanish Television (TVE) will act as Host Broadcaster and has guaranteed the production of a free live international signal for the duration of the event.

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Early indoor season news

- Isinbayeva is set for World Indoor Championship campaign
Saturday 3 November 2007

- Kazakh quartet betters Asian relay record – 2nd Asian Indoor Games, Final day
Thursday 1 November 2007

- Asian champion Paulose heads Indian success - Asian Indoor Games, 2nd day
Wednesday 31 October 2007

- Francis secures 60m title in 6.54 – 2nd Asian Indoor Games, 1st Day
Tuesday 30 October 2007

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Standards

Click here for the qualification standards for Valencia 2008

Timetable
As approved by IAAF Council – March 2007

Friday, 7th March 2008 (1st session)  
10.00 High Jump Men Qualification
10.10 Triple Jump Women Qualification
10.15 3000m Women First round
10.55 3000m Men First round
11.20 Shot Put Men Qualification
11.30 60m hurdles Women Pentathlon
12.00 60m   Women First round
12.15 Long Jump Men Qualification
12.30 High Jump Women Pentathlon
12.45 60m  Men First round
   
Friday, 7th March 2008 (2nd session)  
17.00 Shot Put Women Pentathlon
17.10 60m Women Semi-final
17.20 Pole Vault Women Qualification
17.30 60m Men Semi-final
17.55 800m Women First round
18.00 Long Jump Women Pentathlon
18.25 800m Men First round
18.55 400m Men First round
19.15 Triple Jump Men Qualification
19.30 400m Women First round
19.35 Shot Put Men Final
20.00 1500m Men First round
20.25 60m Women Final
20.35 800m Women Pentathlon
20.45 60m Men Final
   
Saturday, 8th March 2008 (3rd session)  
10.00 60m Men Heptathlon
10.10 Shot Put Women Qualification
10.20 Pole Vault Men Qualification
10.35 60m hurdles Women First round
10.55 Long Jump Men Heptathlon
11.25 High Jump Women Qualification
11.35 60m hurdles Men First round
12.00 Long Jump Women Qualification
12.30 1500m Women First round
   
Saturday, 8th March 2008 (4th session)  
17.00 3000m Women Final
17.00 High Jump Men Final
17.05 Triple Jump Women Final
17.25 800m Women Semi-final
17.40 Shot Put Men Heptathlon
17.45 800m Men Semi-final
18.10 60m hurdles Women Semi-final
18.30 Pole Vault Women Final
18.35 60m hurdles Men Semi-final
19.00 400m Men Semi-final
19.05 Long Jump Men Final
19.20 High Jump Men Heptathlon
19.25 400m Women Semi-final
19.55 1500m Men Final
20.15 60m hurdles Women Final
20.35 60m hurdles Men Final
   
Sunday, 9th March 2008 (5th session)  
10.00 60m hurdles Men Heptathlon
10.30 4x400m Women First round
10.50 Pole Vault Men Heptathlon
11.00 4x400m Men First round
   
Sunday, 9th March 2008 (6th session)  
16.00 Long Jump Women Final
16.05 Shot Put Women Final
16.15 400m Women Final
16.30 Pole Vault Men Final
16.35 400m Men Final
16.55 1000m Men Heptathlon
17.15 800m Women Final
17.25 High Jump Women Final
17.45 3000m Men Final
17.45 Triple Jump Men Final
18.05 4x400m Women Final
18.25 1500m Women Final
18.40 800m Men Final
19.05 4x400m Men Final


Prize Money (to be paid by IAAF):

Individual:
1st US $ 40,000; 2nd US $ 20,000; 3rd US $ 10,000; 4th US $ 8000; 5th US $ 6000; 6th US $ 4000;

Relays (4 x 400m):
1st US $ 40,000 2nd US $ 20,000 3rd US $ 10,000; 4th US $ 8000; 5th US $ 6000; 6th US $ 4000

Any Athlete who surpasses the World Record during the IAAF World Indoor Championships will be awarded US$50,000.

History

Click here for previous World Indoor Championship sites

Organising Member Federation
Royal Spanish Athletics Federation Tel.: + 34 91 548 24 23
Avda de Valladolid, No 81 Fax: + 34 91 547 61 13
28008 Madrid - Spain email: rfea@rfea.es
President: José Maria Odriozola
General Secretary: José Luis de Carlos

Local Organising Committee
WIC 2008 Organising Committee Tel.: + 34 96 338 14 86
Paseo de la Petxina 42 Fax: + 34 96 338 11 26
46008 Valencia email: calendario@rfea.es