The athletics world will be postponed by a year and will take place in July 2022 (July 15-24) due to coronavirus.
The decision was made today by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). The decision came after a year-long push for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The World Cup was scheduled to take place in August 2021, but will now take place in July 2022, in Eugene, USA. “This was a difficult but necessary decision to make,” said Sebastian Coe, president of the IAAF.
The World Athletics Championships are always held one year after the Olympics, so that the two events do not clash.