The ripple results from transferring the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to subsequent summer season proceed to change the sports activities calendar. The world observe and discipline championships, scheduled for Eugene, Ore., in 2021, have been postponed on Wednesday till July 2022.
The move was anticipated, as the unique dates, in August 2021, overlapped with the brand new dates for the Tokyo Games, which have been moved from 2020.
The world observe and discipline championships, usually held in odd-numbered years, appeal to the most effective runners and jumpers on the planet and are thought-about second in significance solely to the Olympics.
When the occasion is held in Eugene from July 15 to 24, 2022, will probably be the primary observe worlds within the United States. The July dates have been chosen partly as a result of the European championships are scheduled for August 2022.
Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics, observe and discipline’s world governing physique, has stated that if there’s a silver lining within the postponement of the Tokyo Games, it’s that his sport could have a serious occasion in 4 consecutive years — the Olympics in 2021, a world championships in 2022 and 2023, after which the Olympics in Paris in 2024.
Swimming is more likely to move its world championships as nicely, because it too overlaps with the brand new Olympic dates in 2021.