BBC Secures World Athletics Championship Broadcast Rights Until 2023
October 7, 2019
The BBC has announced that they will continue to broadcast the World Athletics Championships until at least after the 2023 event.
Following its coverage of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha over the past ten days, the BBC has announced it will also be broadcasting the next two events in 2021 and 2023.
In 2021 the World Championships will head to Oregon in the United States of America, before the event returns to Europe in 2023 where it will be held in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.
Barbara Slater, BBC Sport Director, said the corporation will “provide audiences across the country with the best coverage of our British athletes and world superstars”.
She added: “After the medal-winning performances from Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and our relay teams, this is fantastic news for the BBC that we can continue to broadcast world-class athletics free to air.”
This is another commitment to athletics from the BBC, just nine months away from the broadcaster’s coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.