Past Champions Lobby for 2023 World Athletics Championships to Be Held in Budapest
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.11.
Prominent Hungarian champions of the past holding the title of Athlete of the Nation have asked Budapest’s new leaders that the city should remain the host of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, one of them, Pál Schmitt, told MTI on Saturday.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) granted Budapest the right to host the prestigious event in December 2018. The city’s bid included building a new sports stadium for the purpose.
Gergely Karácsony, Budapest’s new mayor elected last month, announced among his first measures a ban on building more sports stadiums in the capital.