JAAF Hopes for Mid-September Date, Tokyo Site for Road Events at 2025 World Championships


On July 14 World Athletics introduced that the 2025 World Championships in Athletics can be held in Tokyo on the Nationwide Stadium used for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Video games. It will likely be Tokyo’s 2nd time to host the World Championships, 34 years after the final time in 1991. It can even be Japan’s third time following the 2007 Osaka World Championships, making it the primary nation to host the World Championships three time.

JAAF director Mitsugi Ogata commented, “It is an excellent honor, however with it comes nice duty.” World Athletics hopes to have the Championships happen in late August, however in view of the new situations on the Tokyo Olympics and its street occasions having been moved to Sapporo, he stated, “we’re pondering by way of mid-September. When it comes to each athlete security and the potential for top-level performances, from the start we have now to face the truth that mid-September is the best timing in Japan.  We additionally very strongly need to have the marathons and race walks in Tokyo so that enormous numbers of individuals can come out to cheer.” The JAAF will push its place on the problems in dialogue and negotiation with World Athletics.

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