By Uche Dozie
Football Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
After the announcement of new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and Para Olympics by the International Olympics Committee (IOC), the World Athletics, the body in charge of athletics, have stated that a new date in 2022 is been worked out for the World Athletics championships.
The world athletics championship was to hold in Oregon in 2021 but will have to be moved as the new date announced for the Olympics falls in 2021.
The world athletics body in a statement on it website supported the new date announced by the Olympic committee as it gives the athletes time to get back to preparation.
”We support the new 2021 dates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games announced today by the Japanese organisers and the IOC. This gives our athletes the time they need to get back into training and competition.” The statement reads.
The athletics body states that ”everyone needs to be flexible and compromise.”
Consequently, the body stated the need to have a change in the world athletics championship arrangements.
”To this end, we are now working with the organisers of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on new dates in 2022 for our World Athletics Championships. We are also in discussions with the Commonwealth Games Federation and the European Championships.” The athletics body said.
An announcement of a new date for the world athletics championships is expected soon.
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