Tokyo to host 2025 World Athletics Championships | News from athletics

The decision was confirmed at a council meeting in Eugene before the start of the 18th World Cup on Friday, with Tokyo holding off competition from Nairobi, Silesia and Singapore.

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Tokyo has won the race to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships

Tokyo has been chosen as the host city for the 2025 World Athletics Championships.

The Japanese capital hosted the postponed Olympics behind closed doors last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was confirmed at a council meeting in Eugene before the start of the 18th edition of the World Cup on Friday, with Tokyo holding off competition from Nairobi, Silesia and Singapore.

World Athletics President Lord Coe said: “Within an extremely strong field of candidates to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships, Tokyo has made a compelling bid.

Tokyo National Stadium hosted athletics at the 2021 Summer Olympics

Tokyo National Stadium hosted athletics at the 2021 Summer Olympics

“I hope it will be a bright light for Japan as they celebrate 100 years of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) in 2025 by bringing world athletics back to the people of Tokyo.”

Budapest will host the 2023 World Cup, with this year’s event pushed back by 12 months to make way for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Coe admits that some visa cases will not be resolved for Eugene

Meanwhile, Coe admitted that not all outstanding visa cases will be resolved before this year’s World Cup.

Nearly 400 athletes and officials suffered visa problems entering the United States ahead of the start of the championships in Eugene on Friday.

World Athletics president Seb Coe accepted visa issues would continue to be an issue in Eugene

World Athletics president Seb Coe accepted visa issues would continue to be an issue in Eugene

Ferdinand Omanyala, who ran the third fastest 100m time in the world this year, only had his travel visa approved on Wednesday.

The Kenyan sprinter won the African 100m title last month and should run in the heats on Friday. He should arrive in Eugene just three hours before the race.

Lord Coe said: “We will be working right up to the last minute, but will we be able to resolve all these issues in time for the start of the competition? No, we won’t.”

“One thing that’s clear to me as we struggle to do as much as possible is that it’s complicated. It’s a small number in relative percentage terms, but it’s no comfort if you’re in that category.”

“Obviously there are lessons to be learned, but the key is that this is a very complicated environment. There’s not one thing that you can look at and say that’s the dominant problem.”

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Oregon22 and World Athletics dealt with 374 cases, of which 255 were resolved and 20 were dismissed.

In some cases, athletes experienced delays in receiving interviews or applications were either delayed or suffered from incorrect information.

“The Oregon 22 Organizing Committee and World Athletics are working closely with the USOPC to follow up on visa applications, most of which have been successfully resolved,” World Athletics said in a statement.

“We continue to address these open visa issues. International travel in general has become more challenging due to the pandemic, and we are extremely grateful for the USOPC’s assistance and experience in resolving issues that have arisen over the past several years.” weeks.”

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