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Tokyo will host the World Athletics Championships

15.07.2022 ТАСС 72 просмотров

Tokyo will host the 2025 World Athletics Championships.

The Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (World Athletics) has chosen Tokyo as the host city of the 2025 World Cup. This was announced on Friday by the press service of World Athletics.

The decision was made at a meeting of the council in Eugene (USA, Oregon). In addition to Tokyo, Nairobi (Kenya), Singapore and Silesia (Poland) claimed to host the World Cup.

"Among a very strong list of candidates to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships, Tokyo has offered a convincing bid," said the president of World AthleticsSebastian Coe. — I hope that this will be a bright light for Japan, because in 2025 they will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, returning people to Tokyo world-class athletics."

Also at the meeting, the host cities of the World Championships in athletics cross country in 2024 and 2026 were elected, in 2024 the Croatian cities of Medulin and Pula will take the championship, in 2026 — the American Tallahassee (Florida).

The Summer World Championships in Athletics will start on July 15 in Eugene. Initially, this tournament was supposed to take place last summer, but it was postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic and the proximity of dates to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 2023, the World Athletics Championships will be held in Budapest.

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