Budapest to Host First World Athletics Ultimate Championship in 2026

  • 4 Jun 2024 8:47 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Budapest to Host First World Athletics Ultimate Championship in 2026
Budapest will host as an inaugural city the first World Athletics Ultimate Championship in September 2026, Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, announced in Budapest.

The capital will welcome nearly 400 of the world’s top athletes from around 70 countries at the ground-breaking new global championship event, he said.

By launching the ultimate championship, WA aimed to organise a global athletics event that is watched around the world every two years between world championships, Coe said.

Budapest has been selected to be the inaugural city of the event after it hosted the most successful World Athletics Championships in history last year, he added.

The World Athletics Ultimate Championship offering a total prize of 10 million dollars will be held from Sept 11 to 13.

Click here to learn more about this event

MTI Photo 


You're very welcome to comment, discuss and enjoy more stories via our Facebook page: + via XpatLoop’s groups: Budapest Expats / Expats Hungary

You can subscribe to our newsletter here:

Do you want your business to reach tens of thousands of potential high-value expat customers?
Then just contact us here!

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Matters

Launched in January 2014, this newsletter published on week days covers 'everything you need to know about what’s going on in Hungary and beyond', according to its publisher the state media agency MTI.