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World Athletics Championship rescheduled for July 2022

The World Athletics Championships in Oregon have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022 after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Oregon World Championships were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021, but have been rescheduled to the following year to avoid a clash with the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The new dates, which have been approved by the World Athletics Council, set up a packed calendar for track and field athletes. The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK (July 27-Aug. 7) and the European Athletics Championships in Munich, Germany (Aug. 11-21) will be held in the weeks after.

"This will be a bonanza for athletics fans around the world," World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said in a statement.

"They will be treated to six weeks of absolutely first-class athletics. More than 70 of our Member Federations are part of the Commonwealth and more than 50 of our Member Federations are European so our guiding principle in rescheduling the World Championships was to ensure enough space was created around the centrepiece World Athletics Championship for athletes to choose other major events to compete in."

"We were also very mindful that we did not want to damage the other major championships in 2022, because they are also very important to our sport.