Portland awarded 2016 world indoor track championships

Portland awarded 2016 world indoor track championships

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(L-R) Sanya Richards Ross, Jernail Hayes, Natasha Hastings and Leslie Cole celebrate after finishing in second place during the women's 4x400m relay final at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul on March 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) -- Portland has been chosen to host the 2016 World Indoor Championships.

Track and field's governing body on Friday also awarded the 2018 world indoors to Birmingham, England, after it was beaten for 2016 rights.

Portland's organizing committee plans to create a temporary track at the Oregon Convention Center for the three-day meet in March of 2016.

The United States last held a senior track and field world championship in 1987, when Indianapolis staged the indoor event. Birmingham hosted the world indoors in 2003.

The next world indoors will be in March in Sopot, Poland.

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