2015 World Championships in Athletics

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15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
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Host city Beijing, China
Dates 22-30 August 2015
Main venue Beijing National Stadium
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The 15th World Championships in Athletics are scheduled be held in 2015 in Beijing, China.[1][2] The event will be the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") since the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Bidding process[edit]

When the seeking deadline passed on 15 March 2010, three candidate cities (Beijing, London and Chorzów) had confirmed their candidatures.[3][4] London then withdrew citing that they didn't want to seem to be biased towards the bids for the Olympic Stadium by committing themselves to an athletics event, as the host for this event was to be announced before their 2011 stadium bid deadline. London then stated that they would bid for 2017 and had the blessing of the IAAF to do so.[5] The IAAF announced Beijing as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Monaco on 20 November 2010.[6] The Council of IAAF approved the dates of 22 August until 30 August 2015


Main venue will be the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) with a capacity of 80,000 spectators. However, due the likely weather patterns that will emerge during the event it was announced that the bottom two tiers of the stadium will be used for a maxiumum capacity of 54,000. But if more people want tickets then the top tier will be open.[7]

Bird's Nest during the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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