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As expected, the athletics world championships are going to be held in Budapest in a brand new stadium that has yet to be built. Now eyes for the 2025 edition are on Africa but interestingly, yesterday the IAAF said that Kenya and Ethiopia are the two countries most likely to dope under new IAAF regulations. Surprising considering Kenya is widely mentioned at the top of the list as a candidate to host the first IAAF World Championships in Africa.

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3 minutes ago, stryker said:

As expected, the athletics world championships are going to be held in Budapest in a brand new stadium that has yet to be built.

Oh Budapest. Too bad for the muslim athletes then. Viktor Orbán surely won't let his homogenic Christian Magyar paradise get sullied by letting them in to compete.

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On 7/30/2018 at 12:52 AM, stryker said:

As expected, the athletics world championships are going to be held in Budapest in a brand new stadium that has yet to be built. Now eyes for the 2025 edition are on Africa but interestingly, yesterday the IAAF said that Kenya and Ethiopia are the two countries most likely to dope under new IAAF regulations. Surprising considering Kenya is widely mentioned at the top of the list as a candidate to host the first IAAF World Championships in Africa.

If Nairobi Kenya host the 2025 IAAF World Championships could it be a test for Nairobi to host the 2038 Commonwealth Games? With what is going on in South Africa right now it will rule them out for sometime, Kenya has strong economic growth right now if they do a good job they could get the Commonwealth Games. 

Could Nairobi Kenya host the first Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games in Africa sometime by mid century?

I guess Nairobi could do 2025 IAAF, 2027 African Games, 2038 Commonwealth Games, 2048 or 2052 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games.

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Budapest officially awarded 2023 IAAF World Championships
By Duncan Mackay at the Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo Tuesday, 4 December 2018

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Budapest was today officially confirmed as the host city of the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships ©IAAF


The Hungarian capital was the only candidate under a new model launched by the IAAF which abolished the traditional bid campaign and instead introduced a consultation process.

IAAF President Sebastian Coe had announced in July that Budapest was their preferred choice and that was rubber-stamped today by the ruling Council here.

The main venue of the event will be a new 40,000-seat National Athletics Centre on the banks of the Danube that is currently in the planning phase.

Following the Championships, temporary seating will be removed and only 15,000 seats will remain to fill the void of athletics stadiums in the country.

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A new 40,000-seat National Athletics Centre is to be built on the banks of the Danube in Budapest to host the 2023 IAAF World Championships in the Hungarian capital ©Budapest 2023

The venue will serve as a huge boost to both competitive and leisure sports as well as youth development, Budapest officials claim.

In the past, the Hungarian capital has held the European Championships in 1966 and 1998, as well as the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1989 and 2004.

"We are delighted to award the 2023 World Athletics Championships to Budapest in Hungary, a country of extraordinary athletic tradition and great experience in organising world-class sports events," Coe said.

"It has been the scene of some of our greatest moments as a sport.

"We are excited about their plans for a new stadium that will become a great legacy for athletics."

Beside athletics, Budapest has recently hosted the World Aquatics Championships and the World Judo Championships in 2017, the World Wrestling Championships in 2018 and has been awarded the title of European Capital of Sport for 2019.

"The victory of this bid is a recognition of all the hard work and success from the past decades in Hungary," Budapest 2023 chief executive Márton Gyulai said.

"The World Athletics Championships is an outstanding opportunity for the entire central European region and for millions of youngsters to establish closer ties with the queen of sports."

The bid for these World Championships was launched following the collapse in early 2017 of Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Budapest wants to deliver major events, like the 2023 IAAF World Championships in a "new, innovative and trendy way", leading figures from their successful bid have promised ©Budapest 2023

Balázs Fürjes, the Government Commissioner for International Sport Bids in Hungary, who had led that unsuccessful bid, was here as part of the Budapest delegation.

"It is a huge honour that the IAAF trusts the experience and organisational abilities of Budapest and Hungarians," he said

"Budapest has established itself as a major sports capital in Europe.

"The goal is for Budapest to lead the way in delivering sports events in a new, innovative and trendy way.

"It is essential for us to build on the positive experiences gained from hosting recent sports events and to study the right examples from abroad, such as the World Athletics Championships in London in 2017, or the Youth Olympic Games of Buenos Aires earlier this year."

Budapest will follow Doha in 2019 and Eugene in 2021.

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It will be great to see London's original plan for the Olympic Stadium implemented. I think this is the best way to handle the athletics stadium issue.

15,000 permanent seats is also the perfect size for IAAF events that are not the Olympics or championships. Paris has moved its IAAF Diamond League out of Stade de France to Stade Charlety and its 20,000 seats. Paris is a wealthy city with lots of corporations and 11 million people. If it can't make an annual IAAF event work at a large stadium what hope do cities like Budapest have? Stockholms Olympiastadion gets more regular athletics use than Beijing's gargantuan national stadium. Building a bigger stadium would not only be a waste of money; it wouldn't even improve Stockholm's ability to host athletics meets.

I don't like Hungary's current government very much but this is a mostly solid plan. So just as with Minsk's generally sound plans for the European Games in 2019 I choose to applaud the engineers, athletes and general populace of Hungary and ignore their rather illiberal government.

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On 12/4/2018 at 11:43 PM, Nacre said:

It will be great to see London's original plan for the Olympic Stadium implemented. I think this is the best way to handle the athletics stadium issue.

15,000 permanent seats is also the perfect size for IAAF events that are not the Olympics or championships. Paris has moved its IAAF Diamond League out of Stade de France to Stade Charlety and its 20,000 seats. Paris is a wealthy city with lots of corporations and 11 million people. If it can't make an annual IAAF event work at a large stadium what hope do cities like Budapest have? Stockholms Olympiastadion gets more regular athletics use than Beijing's gargantuan national stadium. Building a bigger stadium would not only be a waste of money; it wouldn't even improve Stockholm's ability to host athletics meets.

I don't like Hungary's current government very much but this is a mostly solid plan. So just as with Minsk's generally sound plans for the European Games in 2019 I choose to applaud the engineers, athletes and general populace of Hungary and ignore their rather illiberal government.

Going from 40,000 seats to 15,000 seats is a lot different than going from 80,000 to 20,000 as London had proposed. On a smaller scale it can work for what Budapest is proposing. As for an Olympics, I don't see it. For IAAF events it's a perfect solution.

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Remains to be seen if it happens though - so often the reality of needing a football team to be the anchor tenant changes any plan for a purely Athletics venue.

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