Belgrade 2022 has revealed its logo for the World Athletics Indoor Championships ©World Athletics

Belgrade 2022 has launched the official logo for the World Athletics Indoor Championships at a ceremony at the Serbian capital’s City Hall.

Organisers say the logo focuses on the culture and heritage of both Serbia and Belgrade, as well as the impact of athletics on people’s lives.

The monument to Prince Mihailo, located in Republic Square, features in the logo.

The Belgrade Palace, the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Ada Bridge are among the historic buildings and landmarks included.

World Athletics’ initials and an image representing an athletics track in the colours of the Serbian flag complete the design.

"This is an exciting milestone for the city of Belgrade, the host of the 2022 World Indoor Championships, as it reveals a logo that represents both its culture and ambitions as a sporting city," said Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President.

"In just 18 months, Belgrade will welcome the global athletics community and we are confident that our Local Organising Committee will be well-prepared and will deliver a highly successful event for athletes and fans from around the world.

"I am very much looking forward to being there and seeing our athletes put on a show."

The logo was unveiled at Belgrade City Hall ©World Athletics
The logo was unveiled at Belgrade City Hall ©World Athletics

Belgrade was named as the host of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in November.

The Serbian capital is expected to welcome more than 1,000 athletes from 150 countries for the event, which is scheduled to take place from March 11 to 13.

Competition will take place at the Belgrade Arena.

The venue previously hosted the 2017 European Indoor Athletics Championships.

The logo launch was attended by Serbia’s Minister of Youth and Sports Vanja Udovicic, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Belgrade Goran Vesić and Serbian Athletics Federation President Veselin Jevrosimovic.

Belgrade 2022 director Slobodan Brankovic was also in attendance.

"Belgrade hosted the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships, which was a huge success," Jevrosimovic said.

"We showed Europe just how well we can organise major sporting events on a continental scale.

"In 2022, our ambitions are global, and I believe we will build on our achievements and experience from three years ago to stage an outstanding event."