2011 World Championships in Athletics

2011 World Championships in Athletics

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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 4 April 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. [1] When the seeking deadline passed on 1 December 2006, four candidate cities (Brisbane, Daegu, Moscow and Gothenburg) had confirmed their candidatures. [2] Gothenburg backed out later that month, citing lack of financial support from the Swedish government. [3] The IAAF announced Daegu as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Mombasa on March 27, 2007.[4]

External links


  1. IAAF. "Record number of candidates for 2011 World Championships", 2006-04-04. Retrieved on 2009-07-11.
  2. IAAF. "Candidates confirmed for 2011 and 2013 World Championships in Athletics", 2006-12-02. Retrieved on 2009-07-11.
  3. IAAF. "Sweden withdraws IAAF World Championships’ bid", 2006-12-15. Retrieved on 2009=-07-11.
  4. IAAF. "And the hosts will be ...", IAAF, 2007-03-27. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.