Hosting - Worlds

World Athletics Championships


The World Athletics Championships (WCH) is one of the most prestigious international sporting events in the world. 


The WCH is a biennial event comprising of nine days of awe-inspiring competition with around 1,800 of the world’s best athletes from over 180 nations – demonstrating that the reach, visibility and influence of athletics is truly global. The event comprises of 49 athletics events based both in the stadium and on the road, with 24 events for Women, 24 events for Men and one Mixed Team Relay. 


The profile, scale and engagement of the World Athletics Championships make it well positioned to deliver a sizeable return on investment and a meaningful event impact. With over one billion viewers worldwide, this event offers an excellent opportunity for a host city to showcase its sporting capital, culture and character.


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