2011 World Championships in Athletics

2011 World Championships in Athletics

World Championships in Athletics
Name =13rd IAAF World Championships in Athletics
_ko. 제13회 세계육상선수권대회

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The 13th World Championships in Athletics will be held in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.

Council of IAAF approved in Osaka the dates of 27 August until 4 September 2011.

Bidding process

On April 4, 2006, the IAAF announced that nine countries (Morocco, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Russia, Australia, Sweden, Croatia and the United States) had submitted expressions of interest for hosting the 2011 World Championships. cite news |author=IAAF |title=Record number of candidates for 2011 World Championships |url=http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=512/newsId=34198.html |work= |publisher= |date=2006-04-04 |accessdate=2006-12-03 ] When the seeking deadline passed on 1 December 2006, four candidate cities (Brisbane, Daegu, Moscow and Gothenburg) had confirmed their candidatures. cite news |author=IAAF |title=Candidates confirmed for 2011 and 2013 World Championships in Athletics |url=http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=512/newsId=36939.html |work= |publisher= |date=2006-12-02 |accessdate=2006-12-03 ] Gothenburg backed out later that month, citing lack of financial support from the Swedish government. cite news |author=IAAF |title=Sweden withdraws IAAF World Championships’ bid |url=http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=2/newsId=37086.html |work= |publisher= |date=2006-12-15 |accessdate=2006-12-15 ] The IAAF announced Daegu as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Mombasa on 27 March 2007. [cite news |author=IAAF |title=And the hosts will be ... |url=http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=512/newsId=38139.html |work=IAAF |publisher= |date=2007-03-27 |accessdate=2007-27-03 ]


Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane has been announced as the Australian candidate with Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (formally ANZ Stadium) the proposed venue. The venue previously hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games and 2001 Goodwill Games. The event would be held in July/August 2011 if Brisbane is successful. It was a failed bidder for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics which was eventually won by Berlin.

Brisbane also confirmed their candidature to host the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. c]

Daegu, South Korea

Daegu has previously hosted the 2003 Summer Universiade and portions of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The World Championships in Athletics has never been staged in mainland Asia, however it has been staged in Tokyo, Japan (1991), and the 2007 edition was held in Osaka, Japan.

Moscow, Russia

Deputy Mayor of Moscow Valery Vinigradov announced on March 13 2006 that Moscow would bid for the Championships and suggested that they would use Luzhniki Stadium for the event. The city hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Moscow also confirmed their candidature to host the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. d]

Intent candidates

Casablanca was announced as the Moroccan intent candidate, and Split was announced as the Croatian intent candidate. b] Both cities were failed bidders for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics which was eventually won by Berlin. The Spanish candidate was rumored to be either Madrid or Valencia, c] but Spain eventually settled for Barcelona as a candidate for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. e] The United States intended to seek for same city as USOC selects to bid for 2016 Summer Olympics: Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco. [cite news |first=Philip |last=Hersh |authorlink= |author= |title=Olympic Games tied to track event |url=http://www.usoc.org/11611_46137.htm |work=Chicago Tribune |publisher= |date=2006-04-27 |accessdate=2006-12-03 ]

Gothenburg, the host of the 1995 World Championships in Athletics and the 2006 European Championships in Athletics, originally confirmed their candidature to host both the 2011 and 2013 World Championships, but withdrew in mid-December 2006. b]


External links

* [http://www.2011daegu.org/english/main.jsp Daegu 2011 Official bid Website]

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