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Great Britain in the running to host 2029 World Athletics Championships

The last time the event was staged in the UK was in London in 2017.

Pa Sport Staff
Tuesday 05 March 2024 06:34 GMT
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (second from right) after the men’s 4x100m relay at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London (Jonathan Brady/PA).
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (second from right) after the men’s 4x100m relay at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London (Jonathan Brady/PA). (PA Archive)

Great Britain is in the running to host the 2029 World Athletics Championships, according to UK Athletics chief executive Jack Buckner.

The last time the event was staged in the UK was in London in 2017, while Glasgow hosted the World Indoor Championships at the weekend.

Now Buckner has told BBC Sport that UK Sport and UK Athletics are conducting a feasibility study into launching a bid to stage the 2029 event.

“We’d love to have another crack at 2029 and a World Championships,” said Buckner.

We'd love to have another crack at 2029 and a World Championships

UK Athletics chief executive Jack Buckner

“We just do a great job. Everyone talks about the atmosphere at every event we’ve done.

“We first of all have to do a feasibility study and look at what the various options are.”

Buckner indicated that London would be the favoured venue for the event, in light of the successful staging of both the 2017 event and the 2012 Olympics.

“We can’t definitely say it’ll be London, but it would be in our mind given the success of it before,” Buckner added.

“I think London (2017) was transformational and it built off 2012 (the Olympic Games). It was transformational in all sorts of ways.”

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