The IAAF has picked Portland to host the 2016 World Indoor Track and Field Championships. Gentlemen, start preparing your hipster jokes now! You know, because Portland is, like, full of hipsters. And that’s funny (?).
The Oregon city was awarded the gig over Birmingham, England. Portland will be the first city in the United States to host the World Indoor Track and Field Championships since Indianapolis in 1987.
Stephanie Hightower, the president of USA Track and Field, spoke about Portland’s selection:
It allows us to showcase the sport in the States and leaves the UK with a consistent series of high profile athletics events in the coming years. This decision adds momentum and an exciting frame work to international athletics allowing us to create a logical narrative which shows the world where we are going as a sport (KATU).
Congratulations on winning the bid, Portland. We here at FanSided hope you make America proud. Now could we get hooked up with some of that craft beer y’all are famous for?