• Nanjing to host 2020 world indoor championships
The Chinese city of Nanjing won the right to host the 2020 World Indoor Championships, the IAAF Council announced on Sunday (26) in Monaco.
Nanjing was selected to host the 2020 World Indoor Championships over Belgrade (SRB) and Torun (POL).
In 2014 Nanjing hosted the 2014 Olympic Youth Games and will construct a new track and field facility specifically for the world indoor championships in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park.
“I look forward to celebrating the very best of world athletics in 2020 in Nanjing. The hosting of these championships will assist the development of an already established and growing culture of athletics in the country.” the IAAF president Sebastian Coe commented.
“We were impressed with all the bids, particularly the involvement of athletes in the presentations and the plans for permanent athletics legacy at elite and community level which was central to all three visions for 2020. There can only be one winner in any race but I hope that Belgrade and Torun will return in future years to bid for other championships, as you each have so much to offer to the future of athletics.” Coe added.
Articl Source: IAAF