2017 World Championships in Athletics

The 16th IAAF World Championships to be held from 5th to August 13, 2017 at the Olympic Stadium in London.

The IAAF decided on November 11, 2011 in Monaco. After London withdrew its bid for the World Championships in 2015 and Beijing organizers used, retained the British capital the upper hand in the vote compared to Doha in Qatar with 16:10 voices. The city of Barcelona was early September 2011, dropped out of the race, as the Spanish government would give no financial guarantees for the event.