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Daegu will be the third Asian city to host the biennial championships after Japan's Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka this year. Berlin, Germany will host the championships in 2009. Daegu competed with Brisbane, Australia and Moscow, Russia to host the prestigious competition. The IAAF awarded the 2013 world championships to Moscow.

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Korea's Daegu selected as host of 2011 World Athletics Championship

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Daegu World Cup Stadium (Main Stadium Venue)

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Funny in athletics Korea has only every won two major medals (both in the marathon at the Olympics) and has never won a medal at the WCH.

I think every 10 years the IAAF decides to give it to a city that really shouldn't be hosting

1991 - Tokyo

2001 - Edmonton

2011 - Daegu

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I like it that they take it to different cities. This is the third largest sporting event in the world and, unlike the Olympics or the World Cup, all you need is one decent sized stadium and the appropriate infrastructure. This had to be a close decision as all the bidding cities were well qualified.

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Funny in athletics Korea has only every won two major medals (both in the marathon at the Olympics) and has never won a medal at the WCH.

I think every 10 years the IAAF decides to give it to a city that really shouldn't be hosting

2011 - Daegu

Oh and what give it to Brisbane? As I've said before, Queen Elizabeth II Stadium (Queensland Sports and Athletics Stadium) is under capacity and is a poor choice of venue, which probably cost Brisbane the chance of hosting... better wait till they decide to build a newer more modern and larger capacity athletics venue somewhere in the city (or even on the site of QEII Stadium)

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Oh and what give it to Brisbane? As I've said before, Queen Elizabeth II Stadium (Queensland Sports and Athletics Stadium) is under capacity and is a poor choice of venue, which probably cost Brisbane the chance of hosting... better wait till they decide to build a newer more modern and larger capacity athletics venue somewhere in the city (or even on the site of QEII Stadium)

what and you think helsinkis stadium was up to sratch? brisbanes stadium is the biggest athletics stadium in australia. perth no chance. freo doc is too extreme. aussie athletes hate competing in perth.

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what and you think helsinkis stadium was up to sratch? brisbanes stadium is the biggest athletics stadium in australia. perth no chance. freo doc is too extreme. aussie athletes hate competing in perth.

Ah yes, but Helsinki's Olympiastadion (although a mere 40,000 seats) had been fully modernized prior to them hosting the 2005 World Athletics Championships. Not to mention the rich history of the venue should be taken to account. The organizers and the city government probably didn't want to spend a lot of money to increase the capacity of the venue with the potential construction of a second tier. (Though if they were to bid and win another SOG, they would have to construct a 2nd tier, plus the design of the stadium and reasonable construction room could make this possible) Oh and lastly, it is a more regularly used venue then that of Brisbane's stadium.

Queensland Sport And Athletics Centre could only be used if there is major upgrades and expansion to the venue, with the necessity of building a 2nd tier to meet capacity demands and help compete with other Australian stadiums that could be used for such international sporting events.

Helsinki Olympiastadion

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Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre

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  • 3 weeks later...

When Moscow was bidding for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, I thought for a while they were going to build a new stadium for the event. I found that on Wikipedia. I later corrected the problem by saying they should use Luzhniki Stadium as the host venue.

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