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									2015 World Championships in Athletics
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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
                                                                                                       15th IAAF World Championships
                                                                                                                 in Athletics
the Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") since the 2008 Summer Olympics.                                第十五届世界田径锦标赛

Bidding process
When the seeking deadline passed on 15 March 2010, three candidate cities
(Beijing, London and Chorzów) had confirmed their candidatures. [1] London
then withdrew citing that they didn't want to seem to be biased towards the bids                       Host city       Beijing, China
for the Olympic Stadium, by committing themselves to an athletics event, as host                       Dates           22-30 August 2015
for this event was announced before their 2011 stadium bid deadline. London
                                                                                                       Main venue      Beijing National Stadium
then stated that they would bid for 2017 and had the blessing of the IAAF to do
so. [3] The IAAF announced Beijing as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council                        < 2013 Moscow                 2017 London >

Meeting in Monaco on 20 November 2010. The Council of IAAF approved the
dates of 22 August until 30 August 2015

References
   1. ^ "Beijing to host 2015 World Athletics Championships" . BBC Sport. 20
      November 2010. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved
      20 November 2010.
   2. ^ "Beijing selected to host 2015 World Championships" . iaaf.org. 2010-11-
      20. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
   3. ^ "London pulls out of 2015 Worlds"          . BBC News. 4 November 2010.



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