2013 World Championships in Athletics
|14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Чемпионат мира по лёгкой атлетике 2013
|Host city||Moscow, Russia|
|Dates||10–18 August 2013|
|Main venue||Luzhniki Stadium|
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. Gothenburg backed out later that month, citing lack of financial support from the Swedish government. The IAAF announced Moscow the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Mombasa on 27 March 2007.
Barcelona, Spain 
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.
Moscow, Russia 
Deputy Mayor of Moscow Valery Vinogradov 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 2013 World Championships in Athletics.
- IAAF (2 December 2006). "Candidates confirmed for 2011 and 2013 World Championships in Athletics". Retrieved 3 December 2006.
- IAAF (15 December 2006). "Sweden withdraws IAAF World Championships’ bid". Retrieved 15 December 2006.
- IAAF (27 March 2007). "And the hosts will be ...". IAAF. Retrieved 27 March 2007.
- Official website
- Official IAAF website for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics.
- IAAF Entry Standards (PDF)