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The Luzhniki Stadium
The Luzhniki Stadium (at the Champions League final)

The 14th World Championships in Athletics will be held in 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

The Council of IAAF approved the dates of 10 August until 18 August.


Bidding process

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



Barcelona, Spain

The city hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Barcelona was chosen over Madrid and Valencia, which were at one point outlined as possible candidates.[1]

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane has been announced as the Australian candidate with Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (formally ANZ Stadium) the proposed venue. The venue previously hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games and 2001 Goodwill Games. The event would be held in July/August 2011 if Brisbane is successful. It was a failed bidder for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics which was eventually won by Berlin.

Melbourne, the host of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, was named as a possible candidate for 2013 if Brisbane's bid for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics were unsuccessful.

Daegu, South Korea

Daegu has previously hosted the 2003 Summer Universiade and portions of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The World Championships in Athletics has never been staged in mainland Asia. Daegu won the right to host the 2011 Championships.

Moscow, Russia

Deputy Mayor of Moscow Valery Vinigradov announced on 13 March 2006 that Moscow would bid for the Championships and suggested that they would use Luzhniki Stadium for the event. The city hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

In addition, Moscow confirmed their candidature to host the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.[1]


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