— Published 20 October 2022

A record number of indoor events


World Athletics is beefing up its winter calendar. The world athletics body unveiled the programme of the Indoor Tour, the circuit of one-day indoor meetings, for the 2023 season. It will be the densest in history, with 54 competitions organised in 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia. The tour had only seven meetings in 2020, then 24 the following year, 33 in 2022, and now 54 for the upcoming 2023 edition. The top of the pyramid, the Indoor Tour Gold, will offer seven meetings. It will start in Karlsruhe on 27 January and end with a final in Birmingham on 25 February. Between these dates, the tour will stop in Boston on 4 February, Torun (Poland) on 8 February, New York on 11 February, Liévin (France) on 14 February and Madrid on 22 February. Each Gold meeting will offer at least $7,000 in prize money for each individual discipline on the programme, including $3,000 for the winner. At the end of the season, the top-ranked athletes in each discipline will receive a bonus of $10,000, plus an invitation to the World Indoor Championships, to be held from 1-3 March 2024 in Glasgow.