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World Athletics Championships in Beijing in 2027: Decision taken at the World Athletics Council meeting held in Glasgow


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The World Athletics Championships will be organized in Beijing, China in 2027. The decision was taken at the 234th World Athletics Council meeting held in Glasgow ahead of the World Athletics Indoor Championships (1-3 March).

Before the meeting the Italian Athletics Federation withdrew Rome's bid. After which the way for Beijing was cleared. The Italian government refused to pay the money, after which the Italian Athletics Federation withdrew from the bid.

China is organizing the World Athletics Championships for the second time. Earlier, it had been organized in China in 2015. China is also hosting the World Indoor Athletics Championship in Nanjing next year. China hosted the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and the Winter Games in 2022.

“This is a huge opportunity to grow our sport and fan base in one of the largest commercial markets in the world,” World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said in a statement.

Last year, Olympic medalist Neeraj Chopra claimed to make India's bid.
Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in javelin at the World Athletics Championships and Olympic Games, had claimed to bid for the 2027 Diamond League in Zurich last year.
When asked about the possibility of India hosting the World Athletics Championship in a press conference during the Diamant League in Zurich, Neeraj had said, 'India is going to bid to host the 2027 World Athletics Championship. I would request the Indian fans and I hope that a large number of people will come to watch that tournament.

There have been 19 editions of the World Athletics Championship so far.
The World Athletics Championships have been taking place since 1976. It was introduced by the World Athletics Federation after the 50 km walk was excluded from the 1976 Olympic Games. After 1976, it was organized in 1980. It was organized every four years from 1983 to 1991. Since 1991, it has been organized every two years. The 2025 World Championships will be held in Tokyo. Last summer, the track's major event was held in Budapest, Hungary, and the summer before that in Eugene, Oregon.

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