Hosting - Worlds

World Athletics Championships


The World Athletics Championships is one of the most prestigious major international sporting events in the worldAs the pinnacle stand-alone athletics event, it brings together the world’s best track and field athletes to compete for their nation on the international stage. 


This event comprises nine days of inspiring competition with around 1800 of the best athletes from over 180 nations – making the reach, visibility and influence of athletics truly global. It consists of 49 athletics events based both in the stadium and on the road, with 24 events for men, 24 events for women and one mixed relay event. 


The profile, excitement and scale of the World Athletics Championships make it well positioned to deliver a sizeable return on investment and a meaningful event impact. With more than 3000 media accreditations and over a billion viewers worldwide, this event also offers an excellent opportunity for destination marketing of a host city’s sporting capital, culture and character.


Previous edition: Oregon, USA 15-24 July 2022

Next editions: Budapest, HUN 19-27 August 2023 & Tokyo 2025 (dates TBC)


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