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Encyclopedia > IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics

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. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

They have been held every two years except for when they were held in consecutive years 2003 and 2004 to facilitate the need for them to be held in alternate years to the main IAAF World Championships (outdoors) in the future. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...


Championships

Year City Country Date Venue
1 1985 Paris France
2 1987 Indianapolis United States
3 1989 Budapest Hungary
4 1991 Seville Spain
5 1993 Toronto Canada
6 1995 Barcelona Spain
7 1997 Paris France 7 March - 9 March 1997 Paris-Bercy Omnisports Stadium [1]
8 1999 Maebashi Japan Green Dome Maebashi
9 2001 Lisbon Portugal 9 March - 11 March 2001 Atlantic Pavilion
10 2003 Birmingham England 14 March - 16 March 2003 National Indoor Arena
11 2004 Budapest Hungary 5 March - 7 March 2004 Budapest Arena
12 2006 Moscow Russia March 2006 Olimpiyski Sport Complex

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Events

The events held have remained more or less the same since they originated with the main alterations coming in the earlier years.
The 4 x 400 m. relay race for both men and women was added to the full schedule in 1991 as was the women's triple jump but only as an exhibition event before gaining full status the following championships. During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ...


1993 saw the last of the racewalking events included and a 1600 m medley relay was tried but dropped for future games. This same year a men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon were successfully introduced as a non-championship event and have remained in place since. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... World Race Walking Cup Race walking is a special long distance race event in athletics in which the participants must walk. ...


In 1997 the women's pole vault entered the fray two years before it made an appearance at the games outdoor counterpart. Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ...


For the 2006 championships to be held in Moscow, Russia the 200 m. will be absent as in recent years it has become too predictable due to the tight bends involved, athletes not drawn in one of the outside lanes have next to no chance of winning. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA:   listen?) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ...


Outstanding achievements

Six gold medals

In their short history the championships have seen Mozambique's Maria Mutola claim an incredible 6 gold medals in the women's 800 m from 1993 to 2004, her only defeat coming at the hands of Ludmila Formanová of the Czech Republic in 1999 in a championship record of 1 minute 56.9 seconds that still stands. Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 m. ... A gold medal will generally represent the highest award for achievement in a non-military field, with no restriction on eligibility. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Five gold medals

Cuban Iván Pedroso took five straight golds in the men's long jump from 1993-2001.
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria a high jumper has also taken top spot five times in the women's event. Iván Lázaro Pedroso Soler (born December 17, 1972 in La Habana) is a Cuban athlete specializing in long jump. ... Officials watch as Salim Sdiri of France gives his all at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Stefka Kostadinova (born March 25, 1965, Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a famous Bulgarian athlete specialising in the high jump. ... Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ...


Four gold medals

Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia won 3 golds in the 3,000 m as well as 1 in the 1,500 m which he won in 1999 when winning both events.
Sergey Bubka has taken 3 golds in the pole vault representing the Soviet Union as well as 1 representing Ukraine since the break up of the old Eastern bloc.
Another Cuban Javier Sotomayor features in the list as he has taken 4 golds as well as a bronze in the men's high jump.
Haile GebreSelassie (born April 18, 1973) is a long distance track and road running athlete born as one of ten children in Asella, Arsi, Ethiopia. ... Sergey Bubka (Сергій Бубка) (born 14 December 1963 in Voroshilovgrad U.S.S.R., today Luhansk, Ukraine) is an Ukrainian (and former Soviet) athlete. ... Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... During the Cold War,the Eastern Bloc (or Soviet Bloc) comprised the following Central and Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Poland, Albania (until the early 1960s, see below), the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia. ... Javier Sotomayor (born October 13, 1967) is a Cuban athlete who specializes in the high jump. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ...



IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Outdoor
1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009
Indoor
1985 | 1987 | 1989 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2004 | 2006

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