Glasgow to host World Athletics Indoor Championships in 2024
Glasgow in Scotland has been selected to host the World Athletics Indoor Championships in 2024.
The event will take place at the city's Emirates Arena, the same venue that hosted the 2019 European Indoor Championships.
David McDonald, chair of the Glasgow Life culture and sport body and deputy leader of Glasgow City Council, said yesterday: “Today’s announcement by World Athletics recognises Glasgow’s global reputation as a first choice host for major sporting events and as a city with a track record of delivering world-class event experiences. It’s a privilege to be bringing the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships to the Emirates Arena, which is widely regarded as one of the best athletics venues in the world.”
Meanwhile, Lima, Peru, will stage the World Athletics under-20 Championships in the same year, marking the first time the South American country will host a World Athletics Series event.
Luis Condeso Ocampo, general director of the Peru local organising committee, said: “We are very happy and grateful to World Athletics for trusting us to host the World Athletics U20 Championships in 2024.
“We assume this designation with great responsibility, and be sure that the Peruvian Athletics Federation, with all the support of the Peruvian Sports Institute, the Municipality of Lima, and all sportspeople in Peru, we will make the World U20 Championships in Lima an unforgettable experience for all participants.”
The next World Athletics Championships are set to take place in Oregon from 15 to 24 July 2022, the first to be held in the US.