The local organising committee of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 has published the 1st Official Bulletin for the championships.
The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will be held at Arena Birmingham from 1-4 March.
“The 17th edition of these championships will be the most important global track and field competition of the year, attracting more than 400 athletes from 150 countries," said IAAF President Sebastian Coe. "With Birmingham next winter, the UK becomes the first ever nation to stage the outdoor and indoor world championships back to back across two seasons.
“I have little doubt that spectators will embrace these championships and make them their own," he added. "The atmosphere is sure to be electric. Indoor athletics is pure entertainment which, when innovatively presented with light and sound, offers an intimate experience for sports fans who are separated by no more than a few feet from the athletes in competition.
"Sparking off an exciting four-day programme will be an evening session on 1 March focused on the men’s and women’s high jump. This follows the innovation at the last edition of these championships in Portland, USA, when the first night was devoted to the pole vault. With the evening topped out by home favourite Laura Muir contesting the 3000m, Birmingham is set for an entertaining start to what I’m sure will be a wonderful celebration of the very best of indoor athletics."