Following the presentations of two excellent bids by delegations from the cities of Birmingham (GBR) and Portland, Oregon (USA), Council unanimously approved Portland as host of the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships and Birmingham as host of the 2018 edition. “Council was faced with a nice and difficult task to make a choice between two … Read morePORTLAND, OREGON AWARDED IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
EUGENE, Ore. – Four months ago, on a site visit to Hayward Field in preparation for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel stood at the Powell Plaza entrance to the storied facility and delivered an emphatic message: “TrackTown, here we come.” On Sunday, at the conclusion of the historic meet, which … Read moreIAAF TO TRACKTOWN: ‘THE PROMISE IS DELIVERED.’
Fifteen of the world’s greatest track and field athletes will headline a star-studded lineup of Olympic gold medalists, world record-holders and World Champions at the Portland 2016 Countdown Celebration on Wednesday, May 27 from 3-7 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Over the course of their professional careers, this illustrious group has combined to establish seven … Read moreWORLD-CLASS ATHLETES HEADLINE PORTLAND 2016 COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION
The 16th edition of the biennial meet – which features more than 600 athletes from as many as 214 different countries from around the world – will be held March 17-20 in Portland. The four-day meet will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, featuring a new banked 200-meter oval track and state-of-the-art 7,000-seat stadium. The … Read moreIAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS PORTLAND 2016 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
By Curtis Anderson / TrackTown USA PORTLAND, Ore. – More than 1,500 people crowded the steps of Pioneer Courthouse Square to celebrate the unveiling of the locally designed and built Portland 2016 Countdown Clock on Wednesday. Standing 19-feet tall and weighing 3,945 pounds, the clock will display a digital countdown in days, hours, minutes and seconds until … Read morePORTLAND 2016 COUNTDOWN CLOCK UNVEILED
PORTLAND, Ore. – The world’s best pole vaulters will perform under their own spotlight at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on March 17. To celebrate the 100-day out milestone of this historic event, we’ll shine our own spotlight on the pole vault at a Media Availability on Tuesday, Dec. … Read moreWORLD’S BEST POLE VAULTERS HEADED TO PORTLAND
TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships – to be held March 17-20 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland – celebrated the 99-day out milestone for this historic event on Wednesday. TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna was joined by special guests Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and IAAF Competitions … Read moreTRACKTOWN USA CELEBRATES 99-DAY OUT MILESTONE
PORTLAND – To nobody’s surprise, Team Eaton has accepted official invitations from the IAAF to compete in the combined events at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016. Ashton Eaton, the world-record holder in the indoor heptathlon with 6,645 points, will take aim at his third consecutive World Indoor championship in that event after winning gold … Read moreTEAM EATON ACCEPTS IAAF INVITATION TO PORTLAND 2016
Single-session tickets for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 went on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (Pacific). Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the world’s greatest track and field athletes take their first global steps of the season on the Road to Rio. More than 600 athletes from … Read moreSINGLE-SESSION TICKETS FOR PORTLAND 2016 AVAILABLE NOW.
For the first time in 30 years, and only the second time in history, the IAAF World Indoor Championships will be contested in the U.S. You can witness the opening session of this historic occasion with thousands of other fans at no additional charge! More than 600 of the world’s greatest track and field athletes, representing … Read morePORTLAND 2016 POLE VAULT COMPETITION