Glasgow, Scotland is one of your editor’s favorite cities in the world. I have loved staying in the Garden Inn in downtown Glasgow for both the Glasgow DL in 2014 and the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Loved the city, enjoyed the cuisine, and the people, and had Hagis, a local cultural treat for two straight weeks! Stuart Weir sent us a piece on the Glasgow WIC 2024 announcements!
Glasgow marks one year to go to World Athletics Indoor Championships – Eilidh Doyle announced as event ambassador
One year out from the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, 1-3 March 2024, the organizing committee made an exciting announcement, naming Eilidh Doyle as the championships ambassador.
Hosting the event reaffirms Scotland’s and Glasgow’s position as world-leading events destinations. The World Athletics Indoor Championships, held every two years “provides three action-packed days of intense competition, in an intimate arena where fans can witness the raw athleticism and talent of many of the world’s best athletes at close range”. For once the marketing blurb is not an exaggeration.
Glasgow successfully hosted the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2019, and World Athletics will now bring its 2024 championships to the same arena. Glasgow also hosted athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Diamond League the same year. Furthermore, the 2024 championships take on added significance as it falls within the qualification period for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and with athletes honing their preparations for this important year ahead, up to 700 competitors from more than 130 countries are expected to take part.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said: “What makes the World Athletics Indoor Championships unique is the intimacy of the competition. The fans really get up close to the world’s best athletes and can appreciate just how amazing their performances are. That creates an incredibly exciting atmosphere for athletes and fans alike. I’ll never forget the finale to the most recent World Championships in Belgrade, where Ivana Vuleta delighted her home crowd with victory in the long jump and Mondo Duplantis brought the house down by breaking the world pole vault record – something…
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