Track world championships rescheduled for July 2022

AP – The first major domino tipped in the wake of the Olympic postponement on Wednesday when track leaders rescheduled next year’s world championships for July 2022, setting up a busy summer for a sport that would normally be taking a breather.

The new dates for the event in Eugene, Oregon: July 15-24, 2022.

Track worlds are one of the largest global sporting events this side of the Olympics, drawing around 1,800 athletes from more than 200 countries. But unlike the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which postponed its centrepiece event by exactly 52 weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Athletics had to pick dates to coordinate with other events already on the 2022 calendar.