Singapore bids to host World Athletics Championships 2025

If successful, ’Singapore25’ would be the first time the major track and field event is held in Southeast Asia.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 18 March 2022, 12:19 PM

Singapore has announced its bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships, the biggest competition in the annual track and field calendar. 

Termed as ‘Singapore25’, Sport Singapore (SportSG) said in a media release on Thursday (Mar 17) that hosting the World Athletic Championships would be a fitting addition to Singapore’s 60th birthday celebrations.

Singapore25 will aim to showcase the nation’s trademark of innovation, sustainability, out-of-the-box thinking and meticulous execution for athletes, fans, spectators, businesses and the local community.


Singapore is no stranger to organising international athletic events, having host the Youth Olympic Games in 2010. PHOTO CREDIT: LUCAS LAW VIA UNSPLASH


Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin stated that with the nation’s commitment to inspire Singaporeans to “Live Better Through Sport’”and World Athletics’ vision of “Creating a Healthier and Fitter World”, Singapore25 has the “potential to be a game-changer for sports and athletics in the region”.

Mr Lien Choong Luen, President of Singapore Athletics added that Singapore25 would be a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to inspire the athletes of tomorrow” as it would give athletes in the region the opportunity to rub shoulders with world renowned track and field athletes and ignite more interest in the sport.

The Singapore bid team will partner with Mr Ong Beng Seng, the man behind the success of the Singapore Grand Prix and its transformation into Formula 1’s first ever night race and one of the key highlights of the F1 calendar.

If successful, Singapore25 would be the first time that the World Athletics Championships will be held in Southeast Asia. 

The result of the bid is expected to be announced during this year’s World Championships in July at Oregon, United States.

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