All the details about IAAF World Championships in Qatar

The 17th IAAF World Championships is scheduled to be held from 27th September to 6th October 2019 in Doha, Qatar at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium.


The venue for the Middle East’s first-ever IAAF World Championships will be the iconic and technologically advanced Khalifa International Stadium.

Location: Aspire Zone in Al Waab Area

VIP Suites: Khalifa International Stadium will have 64 suites of varying sizes for different VIPs and companies.

Parking: 6,000 car spaces and 2,300 bus spaces.


Doha 2019 will see the debut of midnight marathon for the championship. The event will be one to watch, especially as it takes place along Doha’s iconic corniche and against a backdrop of the beautifully-illuminated skyline. 

Fans can buy tickets online now to ensure that they don’t miss out on any of the action, which runs from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October. The easy online process begins here: 

IAAF World Athletics Championships


The IAAF World Athletics Championships, commonly referred to as the World Championships in Athletics (WCH), is a biennial athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Originally held every four years, first in 1983, the current two-year cycle began in 1991.

Doha will be welcoming 205 countries and 3,500 athletes with approximately 10,000 international guests, 30,000 spectators from outside Qatar and more than 2,000 media personnel. The third biggest sporting event in the world will be broadcasted to more than 200 countries reaching out to more than 7 million viewers. In addition to that, the IAAF Congress Elections will take place in Doha.


For a duration of 10 days, 24 different events will be held for male and female athletes. WCH Doha 2019 will feature the IAAF World Championships’ first-ever midnight marathon, while a new format of the competition’s schedule sees all morning sessions removed and split evening sessions introduced for the first time with one-hour intervals to allow for entertainment and family activities. The competition will also see the global debut of the first 4x400m mixed relay ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.





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