Tokyo to host world championship in 2025

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Tokyo has been selected to host the 2025 track and field event after beating out competition from Kenya, Poland and Singapore.

Tokyo is set to host the world track and field event in the year 2025 following the announcement by the sport governing body a day to this year’s event.

The event is set to return to Tokyo a place that hosted the 2020 Olympics game and also the year that the Japanese Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) celebrates its centenary.

Nairobi, Silesia and Singapore had also wanted to host the championships but didn’t get the bid, while Budapest will host the 2023 version.

“Within an extremely strong field of candidates Tokyo offered a compelling bid,” World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said after the decision of WA’s ruling Council.

“I hope this will be a shining light for Japan as they celebrate 100 years of the JAAF in 2025, by bringing world-class athletics back to the people in Tokyo.”

Tokyo held the event in 1991, highlighted by the incredible world-record breaking long jump duel between gold medallist Mike Powell and Carl Lewis, while it was also held in Japan in 2007 with Osaka hosting.

The Council also stated that following next year’s World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia, the next two editions will be held in Medulin and Pula, Croatia (2024) and Tallahassee, Florida (2026).




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