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Young athletes back the Birmingham 2022 bid

Five talented young Midlands athletes from a range of sports gathered in Birmingham yesterday (July 31) to reveal why they are backing Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. The athletes also took the opportunity to celebrate Birmingham’s achievement in being shortlisted for the final phase of assessment in the UK Candidate City Selection Process for a […]

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American and Jamaican athletes attend Civic Service at Birmingham Cathedral

To celebrate their visit to Birmingham, and to enable the city to wish them well before they head to the IAAF World Championships in London,  athletes, coaches and staff from USA Track & Field (USATF) and the Jamaican Track and Field team were invited to a special civic service, which was held at Birmingham Cathedral […]

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USA Track & Field back in Birmingham ahead of IAAF World Championships

By on 28/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

More than 150 athletes, officials and staff representing USA Track & Field (USATF) are staying in Birmingham at the end of July, ahead of the IAAF World Championships, with the city hosting the official training and preparation camp for the team, which includes eight individual gold medallists from the 2016 Rio Games and four defending […]

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IAAF World Indoor Champs team unveils official mascot

Ruby the Red Panda, the official mascot for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, has been unveiled today with the help of World Championship 1500m silver medallist, Hannah England. Ruby made her first ever appearance at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, which is just a few miles from  Arena Birmingham, the venue for the […]

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Evening session added to World Indoor Champs in city

IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 – evening session added The IAAF Council yesterday approved the addition of a special high jump session for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on the evening of Thursday 1 March, which means that the championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham, will now be a four […]

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One-year countdown to IAAF World Indoor Championships

In exactly 12 months’ time, Birmingham will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships and so the countdown has officially begun to what will be the biggest sporting championships held in the city for 15 years. The event will see more than 400 athletes from 150 countries come to the city to take part and with […]

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USA Track & Field confirms Birmingham training camp 

By on 20/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of Birmingham’s staging of the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, USA Track & Field (USATF), the governing body for athletics in the US, have confirmed that their training camp will be based in the city ahead of this summer’s IAAF World Championships in London. Councillor Ian […]

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25 current medallists at Indoor Grand Prix

A total of five Rio Olympic champions will be among 25 current global medallists competing at the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, on Saturday 18 February. Sir Mo Farah will be one of those Olympic champions, as he competes in the 5000m at the Barclaycard Arena. The four time […]

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City track gets makeover ahead of 2018 event

By on 07/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

To ensure that athletes at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, have the best possible surface to compete on, the entire infield of Birmingham’s indoor track, including the 60m sprint straight and the run ups for field events, is being replaced. Work started on this track refurbishment, which also includes some upgrading work to […]

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Supergraphic celebrates iconic city landmark

Organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, which will be held in March next year, are using the opportunity that comes with hosting a major sporting Championships to profile the city and celebrate some of Birmingham’s best known landmarks.

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