Dates and venues for IPC Athletics Worlds revealed25.03.2014
“Impressive” venues to host last major global gathering of athletes ahead of Rio 2016 from 19-28 November 2015.
“We were extremely impressed with all the facilities we saw during our three-day visit to Doha and were quite frankly spoilt for choice."
IPC Athletics has confirmed that the 2015 World Championships will take place at the 15,000 seat Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar, between 19 and 28 November 2015 following a three-day visit by IPC officials to the Qatari capital city last week.
The Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium is home to the Qatar Sports Club whose football team play in the Qatar Stars League. It was used as a venue for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and its eight lane Mondo track annually hosts the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of the year. Adjacent to the stadium there is also an eight lane Mondo warm-up track.
In addition, IPC Athletics has also announced that the eight lane tracks at Al Saad Club and Al-Arabi Club will be used as training venues for teams.
Ryan Montgomery, IPC Athletics Senior Manager, said: “We were extremely impressed with all the facilities we saw during our three-day visit to Doha and were quite frankly spoilt for choice.
“Doha as a city has a superb track record for staging major international sporting events and the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium is no stranger to hosting major athletics meetings.
“The 2015 World Championships will be the last major global gathering of athletes ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and there can be few venues in the world with a more spectacular backdrop with the Doha skyline overlooking the track.
“All the facilities athletes will use during the Championships are world class and in close proximity to hotel accommodation. I am confident that as a result of the conditions created for athletes we will see many record breaking performances.”
In addition to visiting the competition and training venues, IPC officials also visited a number of hotels which will shortly be announced as those that will be used by all attending the Championships.