It is official – Chorzów has entered the 2025 World Athletics Championships bidding process. „It's a hot offer” - World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said.
The host will be officially announced in December 2021.
„By hosting the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, we have proven we know how to organise major events” - stated the chairman of the Silesian voivodeship assembly Jakub Chełstowski. In an interview for TVP Sport, he said the work on submitting the full documentation is under way. The process is due to be finalised in September.
On the same television station, Sebastian Coe also expressed his view during the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21. The World Athletics President said the Silesian Stadium has all it takes to organise the event. Coe also emphasised the excellent job done by the local organising committee in putting on a global event in the difficult times of the pandemic.
The other bidders for the 2025 World Athletics Championships include the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, as well as two other potential host cities, which have not yet gone public with their entries. Working in Silesia's favour is the perfect organisation of the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21. It remains an open question whether World Athletics will decide to give Europe the right to host two consecutive editions of the event, as Budapest has been given the World Championships of 2023.