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2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships


2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships

17th IAAF World Indoor Championships
Host city Birmingham, England
Main stadium National Indoor Arena
2020 TBA

The 17th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics will be held in 2018 in Birmingham, England. This will be Birmingham's second time hosting the event last hosting the 2003.

Bidding process

Birmingham bid for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships as well as the 2018 event. Portland was selected unanimously to host the 2016 event with Birmingham being the only other bidder.[1] With Portland then out of the running for the 2018 event Birmingham was selected as the host of the 2018 event.[2] The reason Portland was selected for 2016 and Birmingham being selected in 2018 is that the IAAF wanted more time between events in the UK with London hosting the 2012 Olympics as well as the 2017 World Championships in Athletics along with Cardiff hosting the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.[3]


The event will take place at the National Indoor Arena with seating for 8,000 spectators.[4]


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