China News Service, Beijing, February 29 (Xinhua) On February 28, local time, World Athletics announced that the 2027 World Athletics Championships will be held in Beijing.

This will be the first time in 12 years that Beijing will host this world's top track and field competition.

  The decision was taken at the 234th World Athletics Council meeting in Glasgow.

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe congratulated Beijing on its successful bid to host the 2027 World Athletics Championships.

He said that China is one of the largest sports markets in the world, and hosting the World Athletics Championships in China will bring huge opportunities to promote the development of world track and field.

  Wang Nan, director of World Athletics and vice chairman of the Chinese Athletics Association, said that the Chinese Athletics Association will work hand in hand with the Beijing Event Organizing Committee to go all out to prepare for the event, ensure that the event is held with high quality, and strive to present a wonderful World Athletics event. Championships and make more contributions to the development of world athletics.

  Zhao Wen, director of the Beijing Municipal Sports Bureau, said that he is very much looking forward to the World Athletics family returning to Beijing again to feel and experience the charm of Beijing as an ancient capital and the style of the times.

Under the guidance and help of World Athletics, Beijing will make every effort to prepare for the event and present a wonderful and extraordinary track and field event to the world.

  The World Athletics Championships are the top international events with the highest level of competition and the greatest influence in track and field events.

Beijing successfully hosted the 15th World Athletics Championships in 2015.

It is reported that the 2027 World Athletics Championships are expected to last nine days, when top athletes from more than 200 countries and regions will gather in Beijing.

  In addition to Beijing hosting the 2027 World Athletics Championships, Nanjing will also host the 2025 Indoor World Championships.