World Athletics Council approves new dates for two championships

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Karen Madden

The World Athletics Council has approved new dates for the World Under-20 Championships and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships. 

The championships were postponed due to the spread of COVID-19.

The World Athletics Council made their decisions known on Thursday and see the World Under 20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya is now scheduled for August 17-22, 2021, one week after the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Under the competition's rules, athletes aged 16, 17, 18 or 19 years on December 31, 2021 will be eligible to compete.

The World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships have been rescheduled for April 23-24, 2022 in Belarus while the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Yangzhou in 2022, have also had a small date change, moving back one week, from March 20-27, 2022.



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