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World Athletics Indoor Championships

Held over three days, the World Athletics Indoor Championships are an exciting showcase of shorter format athletics. The world’s top athletes compete on a 200m oval track across innovative formats (e.g. 60m sprint and hurdles) in condensed sessions to create an action-packed spectacle to entertain audiences. The indoor arena creates an intimate and exhilarating atmosphere for spectators who are able to witness the raw athleticism and talent of athletes up close and personal.

 Previous Edition: Birmingham, GBR 2018

Next Editions: Belgrade, SRB 18-20 March 2022 & Nanjing, CHN 17-19 March 2023


Bid process stage

Official launch & Bid Guide shared

Pre-qualification deadline
& verification

Completed bid
application deadline

Council selection
& announcement

2024 / 2026 World Athletics
Indoor Championships

March 2021

1 June 2021

1 October 2021

November / December 2021


You can download the event Bid Guide and Pre-Qualification Form from the 'Bidding' section here