15 Nov Birmingham to host World Indoor Championships in 2018

It’s a great day for British Athletics, as Birmingham are awarded the World Indoor Championships for 2018.  The news follows the announcement earlier today that Cardiff will host the World Half Marathon Championships in 2016.

Birmingham were awarded the 2018 Championships, as the IAAF decided to appoint hosting cities for both the 2016 and 2018 World Championships, after failing to split between the bids from Birmingham, and Portland, Oregon.

Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena also staged the 2003 World Championships and a £26m refurbishment is due to finish in 2014.

The 2017 World Championships will be held at London’s Olympic Stadium.