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IAAF.org: European city to stage 2009 IAAF World Championships

Presentations from Berlin (GER), Brussels (BEL), Valencia (ESP) and Split (CRO)

2004-07-02

Monaco - With the deadline for receiving the final bids to host the 2009 edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics expiring at midnight on 29 June, the IAAF can now confirm that this edition of the IAAF’s most important competition will take place in Europe.

When IAAF Council meets in Helsinki on 4-5 December this year they will consider presentations from Berlin (GER), Brussels (BEL), Valencia (ESP) and Split (CRO) before selecting one winner.

Originally, when the IAAF sought letters of intent from its Member Federations, there were eight contenders from six IAAF Areas, including Brisbane (AUS), Casablanca (MAR) Daegu (KOR) and New Delhi (IND). But these candidates have now withdrawn from the 2009 contest but all have indicated that they will return with bids for future editions of the event.

The 2007 edition of the World Championships is scheduled to take place in the Japanese city of Osaka.

2006 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The deadline has also passed for receipt of letters of intent from Member Federations interested in hosting the 2006 edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, with Sydney (AUS), Rio de Janeiro (BRA) and Stuttgart (GER) now in the frame. The decision on this venue will be taken at the IAAF Council Meeting scheduled for spring of 2005. The 2004 edition of this competition takes place in New Delhi on 3 October.


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