Liévin Meeting 2023 presentation

Jacob Ingebritsen returns to Liévin this year (photo JMD/Sports5962)

The Hauts-de-France/Pas-de-Calais 2023 athletics meeting will take place on Wednesday February 15 at the indoor stadium in Liévin. One month before the event, there are already no more places to sell. Like every year, the enthusiasm is enormous for the best indoor meeting in the world. The line-up for the Liévin 2023 meeting is still proving to be attractive.

The 2022 edition marked the return of the Liévin meeting as before the health crisis. In a jam-packed indoor stadium, with a set of performances that once again consecrated him premier meeting indoor au Monde. This for the third consecutive year, Liévin was ranked World No. 1 in front of 800 indoor competitions organized around the world, including the prestigious competitions in Birmingham, New York, Madrid…

We remember in particular the world record for the men’s 1,500m established by the Norwegian Jacob built-in, in 3’30″60. The Scandinavian phenomenon will once again be in Pas-de-Calais this year. And he won’t be the only one.

Already 6 world champions on the bill

Like last year, there will indeed be a lot of beautiful people at the covered Arena in Liévin. With already 6 world champions present for this 30th edition.

  • Armand DUPLANTIS (SUE) world champion, Olympic champion and world record holder in the pole vault.
  • Jacob INGEBRIGTSEN (NOR) world champion, Olympic champion and world record holder in the 1500m.
  • Grant HOLLOWAY (USA) world champion, Olympic vice-champion and world record holder in the 60m hurdles
  • Katie MOON – NAGEOTTE (USA) world champion, Olympic pole vault champion
  • Marcell JACOBS (ITA) world champion, Olympic champion and European record holder in the 60m and 100m
  • Miltiadis TENTOGLOU (GRE) world champion and Olympic champion in the length
  • Keely HODGKINSON (GBR) vice-world champion and vice-Olympic champion in the 800m.

Like every year, the tickets sold out very quickly. With 5,500 spectators, the Arena de Liévin is already sold out.

Liévin Meeting 2023

The 2023 calendar of the World Indoor Meetings circuit is expanding and is composed, for the first time, of 54 events.

The Meetings will be organized in 19 countries on the continents of Europe, North America and Asia and the events counting for the World Indoor Tour have been confirmed.

An extended world circuit

The geographic expansion of the tour globally now incorporates new levels of continental competition. From 7 meetings in 2020, the World Indoor Tour was able to offer 24 meetings in 2021, 33 in 2022 and now 54 for the coming year.

In its 8th season, the World Indoor Tour calendar, which will bring together 7 Meeting Gold, will begin in Karlsruhe on January 27 and end with the Final in Birmingham on February 25. Silver, Bronze and Challenger meetings are also on the program.

The disciplines counting for the World Indoor Tour change every year. The three best results of each athlete will be counted. The athlete with the most points in their event at the end of the World Indoor Tour will be the winner and will receive a $10,000 bonus. The athlete will also receive an invitation to participate in the Indoor World Championships in Glasgow in 2024.

Each Meeting Gold will award a global bonus grid of $7,000 to the best athletes per event counting for the World Indoor Tour, including a bonus of $3,000 for the winner of the disciplines included in the programme.

The Liévin Meeting 2023 program

  • Women : 400m / 800m / 1500m / 3000m / Triple saut / Perche
  • Men: 60m / 60m hurdles / 800m / 1500m / 3000m / Length / Pole vault
Liévin Meeting 2023
Laëtitia Bapté had won the 60m hurdles in 2022 (photo JMD/Sports5962)

Calendar of the World Indoor Tour 2023

  • 27 Janvier – Indoor Meeting, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Feb 4 – New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Boston, USA
  • 8 Fevrier – Copernicus Cup, Torun, Poland
  • February 11 – Millrose Games, New York, USA
  • February 15 – Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais EDF Trophy, Lievin, France
  • February 22 – Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 25 Février – Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final, Birmingham,


We should find Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in Liévin, after Paris (photo KMSP / FFA)

A few days before Liévin, the Accor Arena in Paris-Bercy will host the Paris indoor meeting on February 11. Ranked one rank below, it will notably offer a high-level 60m hurdles, with a field that will notably bring together five of the biggest names in the French 60m hurdles, a distance over which the French internationals have always generously garnished the world’s gratin…

Among them, three senior international medalists in recent seasons: Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and his track record as long as his arms protected by sleeves, the revelation of 2022 Just Kwaou-Matheyand the still very solid Aurel Manga.

By adding to the entry list the talented Sasha Zhoyaas well as the locomotive of French athletics Kevin Mayer, double decathlon world champion, there will be entertainment in all the lanes. On the international side, the Cypriot Milan TrajkovicOlympic finalist, and the American Aaron MallettUSA indoor champion in 2020, will try to play the spoilsports.

We should find a certain number of these hurdlers in Liévin.

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