China & Colombia to Host 2015 IAAF Events

By Community | November 25, 2012

The IAAF Council have confirmed the host venues for two IAAF World Athletics Series events which will take place in 2015.

Guiyang, China will host the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships while Cali, Colombia will host the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships.

Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province, is located in the southwest of China, on the eastern side of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The city is situated at 1100m above sea level and has a population of 4.3 million.  

The city which was the venue for the 2005 and 2012 Asian Cross Country Championships, is rich in history, folk culture and traditions. Guiyang abounds with artefacts from the Ming and Qing dynasties, such as the Jiaxiu Tower, Wenchang Pavilion, Yangming Cave and Qingyan Ancient Town.

Cali is situated at 1000m above sea level and has a population of 2.5 million. The average temperature in July is around 30C max.

The city which was the venue for the 2005 South American Championships and 2007 CAC Championships is known in Colombia as the capital of fiestas, street partying, dancing, and salsa, as Cali’s Salsa Clubs are among the most famous in the entire continent.

Guiyang and Cali were sole bidders, and competition dates have yet to be confirmed.