IAAF Press Release
December 3, 2015
An accelerated bidding process has been opened today for the reallocation of two 2016 IAAF World Athletics Series competitions, with the decisions due on 7 January 2016.
Following confirmation last week of the full suspension of the Russian IAAF Member Federation ARAF, the process is now underway to reallocate the 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships (Cheboksary, RUS) and 2016 IAAF World U20 (Junior) Championships (Kazan, RUS) which were originally awarded to ARAF.
IAAF Member Federations have been formally invited to submit applications to host these two events, it being understood that this will be an accelerated process to ensure maximum time available for the successful hosts to organise these two championships.
TIMELINE (for both events)
7 December 2015: Member Federations interested in this opportunity are to submit a Letter of Interest signed by the Member Federation and the authorities of the proposed Host City.
7 December 2015: IAAF sends Application Form and additional documentation to Member Federations submitting a Letter of Interest.
10 December 2015: Conference Call for candidates (IAAF to provide supplementary information and to answer questions).
22 December 2015: Completed Bid Applications to be submitted to the IAAF.
23 December 2015 to 6 January 2016: Review of Applications by the IAAF.
7 January 2016: Electronic vote by the IAAF Council on Host Venue. Successful candidate city announced.