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Encyclopedia > 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships

The 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations will be held in Moscow, Russia during March 2006 in the Olimpiyski Sport Complex. The International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships were inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed in 1987 as they are known today. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA:   listen?) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The announcement by the IAAF in November 2003 was a blow to Madrid, Spain who were also in the running to hold the event but the fact Spain had already held the competition twice increased Russia’s chances. 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2003. ... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ...


This is the first major senior athletics competition to held in the country since the highly boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics. Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... A boycott is a refusal to buy, sell, or otherwise trade with an individual or business who is generally believed by the participants in the boycott to be doing something morally wrong. ... The Games of the XXII Olympiad were held in 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union. ...


It is initially planned that all athletes and officials will be accommodated in the Cosmos Hotel.



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IAAF World Indoor Championships (108 words)
The IAAF first staged a World Indoor Games in 1985.
The event was formally re-titled World Indoor Championships in 1987 and has been staged every 2 years since that date.
The championships were held in successive years in 2003 and 2004 as the event was switched from odd to even years to alternate with the main IAAF World (Outdoor) Championships.
IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - World Indoor Championships 2006 (309 words)
12 March 2006 - Moscow, Russia - As the curtain came down on the 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow tonight, a version of the Queen song ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ beamed out across the Olimpiyskiy Arena.
12 March 2006 - Moscow, Russia - When Maria Mutola won her first indoor title in 1993, runner-up Kenia Sinclair (JAM) was not yet a teenager.
It is a question posed because he entered the first day of the men’s Heptathlon at the 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships after...
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