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Press Release Monaco

Official bids received for hosting 2016 IAAF events

Following the Letters of Interest received from seven Member Federations which were announced on 9 December, the IAAF is pleased to confirm the final list of cities who have submitted official bids for the 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships and 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships.

An accelerated bidding process was opened for the two events following the full suspension of the Russian IAAF Member Federation ARAF, who were originally set to stage both competitions.

Federations were formally invited to submit completed bid applications by 22 December.

The interested federations are:

2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships
Ecuador (Guayaquil)
Italy (Rome)
Mexico (Monterrey)
Ukraine (Kiev)

2016 IAAF World U20 Championships
Poland (Bydgoszcz)

The IAAF will review all applications from now until 6 January. An electronic vote among the IAAF Council will take place on 7 January to decide the two host venues, after which the successful candidate cities will be announced.

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