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Tokyo to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

The Tokyo Olympics took place in 2021, behind closed doors, due to Covid pandemic restrictions (Photo: BBC)

Tokyo will stage the 2025 World Athletics Championships after beating rival bids from Nairobi, Silesia, and Singapore.

World athletics President Lord Coe has named Tokyo as host for the 2025 World Championships after they offered a compelling bid, according to BBC Sport.

Tokyo hosted the Olympics in 2021, with events taking place a year later than intended and behind closed doors owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The high-tech Mondo track laid at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium received mostly positive reviews from athletes, with new world records having been set in both men’s and women’s events on said track.

Coe said he still wants a landmark World Championships staged in Africa for the first time, despite Nairobi being overlooked for 2025.

Athletics' return to Tokyo means the Japanese capital bookends a five-year run of major championships each summer, a situation caused by the pandemic and postponements.

The world's best will also compete at the Olympics in Paris in 2024.

This year's Championships, delayed from 2021, beginning in Oregon on Friday.

Guyana competing at the event.

The 2023 Championships will be held in Budapest. (BBC Sport)


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