March 17 – 20, 2016 United States of America Flag
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon Awarded IAAF World Indoor Championships

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 wonderful bids,” said President Lamine Diack.

“We recognised that for our sport to grow in the United States it was strategically important (for these Championships) to first go to Portland in 2016 and, following the tremendous success of London 2012 and with Britain already hosting IAAF competitions in 2016 in Cardiff (World Half Marathon) and in 2017 in London (World Championships), that 2018 was better placed for us for Birmingham.”



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