The world governing body’s flagship event is confirmed as heading to the Hungarian capital The 2023 IAAF World Championships will take place in Budapest, it has been confirmed.
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.
There have also been moves to stage the Olympics in recent years but last year it pulled out of a bid to hold the 2024 Games.
Budapest will follow Doha next year and Eugene in 2021 as the city that will stage the world governing body’s flagship event.
The decision to award the event to Budapest came after a consultation process rather than the previous model of bid campaigns.