Newsarchiv European city to stage 2009 IAAF World Championships

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candidates have now withdrawn from the 2009 contest but all have indicated that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.