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2023 World Athletics Championship

The World Athletics Championships is the biennial world championship of Athletics, started in 1976 in response to the men’s 50 km walk being removed from the Olympic programme ahead of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

The 2023 World Athletics Championships will be held just a year after the last edition, taking place between the 19th and 27th August 2023 at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary.

Which events are held at the World Athletics Championships?

There are 49 athletics Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events held at the World Athletics Championships including:

  • 100 metres
  • 4 x 100 metre relay
  • 200 metres
  • 400 metres
  • 4 x 400 metre relay
  • 4 x 400 metre relay (mixed)
  • 800 metres
  • 1500 metres
  • 5000 metres
  • 10,000 metres
  • Marathon
  • 3000 metres steeplechase
  • 110 metre (men)/100 metre (women) hurdles
  • 400 metre hurdles
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discus Throw
  • Hammer Throw
  • Javelin Throw
  • Decathlon (Men)/Heptathlon (Women)
  • 20km race walk
  • 50km race walk

How do I get to the 2023 World Athletics Championships?

The National Athletics Centre will be built on the eastern bank of the Danube in the south of Budapest.


The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located about 24km away from Budapest, with flights to many European destinations as well as North America.

The city can be reached by bus in about 25 minutes, with bus route 100E running to Deák Ferenc tér in the city centre, costing 900 HUF. Alternatively, bus route 200E runs to the nearest metro station at Köbánya-Kispest, where you can catch Line 3 of the metro to the city.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Where to stay in Budapest

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How do I get tickets to the 2023 World Athletics Championship?

Tickets have yet to go on sale for the 2023 World Athletics Championships, however the latest information will be available on the official website.

Further Information

World Athletics Championship Official Website

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