After a 4-year break, the 18th World Indoor Athletics Championships will be held from 18 March to 20 March 2022.

After the championships planned for 2020 in Nanjing were postponed until 2023, Belgrade will make a comeback after a four-year break.

The last World Indoor Championships to date were held in Birmingham in 2018. At that time, there were 26 medal decisions, 13 each for the men and the women. In Belgrade, medals will also be awarded in a total of 26 different events.


Timetable - WIC 2022 in Belgrade (Serbia)

Time = Locale Time (MEZ) || GMT = -1 hour || EST = -6 hours

TimeGenderDisciplineRound
Friday, 18 March 2022 - Morning
09:35 Women Pentathlon 60m Hurdles
09:55 Men Heptathlon 60m
10:15 Women 60m Round 1
10:40 Men Heptathlon Long Jump
11:00 Men 400m Round 1
11:10 Women Pentathlon High Jump
11:45 Women 400m Round 1
12:05 Men Heptathlon Shot Put
12:10 Men Triple Jump FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
12:30 Women 1500m Round 1
13:00 Men 800m Round 1
13:20 Women Pentathlon Shot Put
13:30 Men 3000m Round 1
Friday, 18 March 2022 - Evening
17:45 Women Pentathlon Long Jump
18:10 Women 60m Semifinal
18:35 Women 400m Semifinal
18:55 Women Shot Put FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:00 Men Heptathlon High Jump
19:05 Men Long Jump FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:10 Men 400m Semifinal
20:00 Women Pentathlon 800m Medaillenentscheidung
20:30 Women 3000m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
20:55 Women 60m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
Saturday, 19 March 2022 - Morning
09:30 Men Heptathlon 60m Hurdles
09:50 Women 60m Hurdles Round 1
10:30 Men Heptathlon Pole Vault
10:45 Men 60m Round 1
11:00 Women High Jump FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
11:40 Women 800m Round 1
12:15 Men 1500m Round 1
Saturday, 19 March 2022 - Evening
18:05 Women Pole Vault FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
18:15 Women 60m Hurdles Semifinal
18:40 Men 60m Semifinal
19:10 Men 800m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:30 Men Heptathlon 1000m Medaillenentscheidung
19:40 Men Shot Put FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:50 Women 400m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
20:10 Men 400m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
20:35 Women 1500m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
21:05 Women 60m Hurdles FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
21:20 Men 60m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
Sunday, 20 March 2022 - Morning
10:05 Men 60m Hurdles Round 1
10:45 Men High Jump FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
11:00 Women Triple Jump FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
11:10 Women 4 x 400m Round 1
11:35 Men 4 x 400m Round 1
12:05 Men 3000m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
Sunday, 20  March 2022 - Evening
17:05 Men 60m Hurdles Semifinal
17:17 Men Pole Vault FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
17:30 Women Long Jump FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
18:05 Women 800m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
18:35 Men 1500m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:30 Men 60m Hurdles FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:40 Women 4 x 400m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung
19:55 Men 4 x 400m FINAL Medaillenentscheidung

The running events

  • 60 metres
  • 60 metres hurdles
  • 400 metres
  • 4 x 400 metre relay
  • 800 metres
  • 1,5000 metres
  • 3,000 metres

The technical events

  • Triple Jump
  • High Jump
  • Shot put
  • Pole Vault
  • Long Jump
  • Pentathlon (women only)
  • Heptathlon (men only)

The venues so far

Belgrade is organising the World Indoor Championships for the first time. The first time the world indoor title bouts were held was in Indianapolis in 1987:

  1. Indianapolis - 1987
  2. Budapest - 1989
  3. Seville - 1991
  4. Toronto - 1993
  5. Barcelona - 1995
  6. Paris - 1997
  7. Maebashi - 1999
  8. Lisbon - 2001
  9. Birmingham - 2003
  10. Budapest (2) - 2004
  11. Moscow - 2006
  12. Valencia - 2008
  13. Doha - 2010
  14. Istanbul - 2012
  15. Sopot - 2014
  16. Portland - 2016
  17. Birmingham (2) - 2018
  18. Belgrade - 2022
  19. Nanjing - 2023
  20. Glasgow - 2024

Birmingham and Budapest are the only cities with two venues each.

The venue in Belgrade

All competitions will be held in the Stark Arena. It has a capacity of 18,386 spectators. All competitions will be held from Friday to Sunday. Most of the finals will take place in the evening session.

The entry limits

The starting places in the individual competitions are limited. If a limit is reached, participation is guaranteed (exception: all-around competitions). If the maximum number of participants is not reached in a discipline, the field can be filled up. A maximum of two athletes from one nation may participate in each event.

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All qualification standards for men

  • 60 metres: 6.63 seconds or 10.10 seconds (over 100 metres)
  • 60 metres hurdles: 7.72 seconds resp. 13.40 seconds (over 110 metres hurdles)
  • 400 metres: 46.50 seconds resp. 45.00 seconds (outdoor)
  • 800 metres: 1:47.60 minutes resp. 1:44.00 minutes (outdoor)
  • 1,500 metres: 3:39.00 minutes or 3:33.00 minutes (outdoor) or 3:55.00 minutes (mile)
  • 3,000 metres: 7:50.00 minutes or 7:40.00 minutes (outdoor) or 13:10.00 minutes (5,000 metres)
  • Triple jump: 17.10 metres
  • High jump: 2.34 metres
  • Shot put: 21.10 metres
  • Pole vault: 5.81 metres
  • Long jump: 8.22 metres
  • Heptathlon: by invitation only

All qualification standards for the women

  • 60 metres: 7.30 seconds resp. 11.50 seconds (over 100 metres)
  • 60 metres hurdles: 8.16 seconds resp. 12.85 seconds (over 100 metres hurdles)
  • 400 metres: 52.90 seconds resp. 51.00 seconds (outdoor)
  • 800 metres: 2:01.50 minutes resp. 1:58.00 minutes (outdoor)
  • 1,500 metres: 4:09.00 minutes or 4:02.00 minutes (outdoor) or 4:28.50 minutes (mile)
  • 3,000 metres: 8:49.00 minutes or 8:30.00 minutes (outdoor) or 14:50.00 minutes (5,000 metres)
  • Triple jump: 14.30 metres
  • High jump: 1.97 metres
  • Shot put: 18.30 metres
  • Pole vault: 4.75 metres
  • Long jump: 6.80 metres
  • Pentathlon: by invitation only
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