International Athletics officers mentioned Friday they have been fascinated about a discuss with to Eugene, Oregon, this week to check plans and new stadium development forward of the 2021 International Athletics Championships.
Jon Ridgeon, leader government of International Athletics, praised plans and arrangements for the primary main observe and box showdown after this yr’s Tokyo Olympics, the primary out of doors worlds to be staged in america.
“Our excursion of the Hayward Box stadium this week was once thrilling and, despite the fact that nonetheless beneath development, we will be able to all consider a global magnificence match in 2021,” Ridgeon mentioned.
The meet can be staged August 6-15, 2021, with maximum occasions on the new College of Oregon venue in Eugene however some competitions to be carried out in Portland, the place the 2016 International Indoors have been staged.
“That is the primary time ever that our global championships can be held in a stadium purpose-built particularly for athletics, reasonably than a multi-purpose sports activities stadium, which has its personal demanding situations when it comes to house however will supply a powerful legacy for the game right here in the US,” Ridgeon mentioned.
“This has been a packed few days however it’s a must to be sure that we’re all at the similar web page when it comes to expectancies.”
Officers tested route choices for race walks and marathons in Portland with plans to be thought to be at conferences in China in March.
Officers will make any other web site discuss with in June, when the USA Olympic trials can be carried out at Eugene.