• Eugene to Host World Athletics Championships
The 2021 World Athletics Championships will be held for the first time in the US after the IAAF awarded the championships to Eugene, Oregon. council.
The IAAF president Lamine Diack explained that the decision to award world championships to Eugene was taken in the best interest of this sport.
“In granting the championships to Eugene the IAAF Council have made a clear choice on a strategic decision that enables us to take advantage of a unique opportunity that may never arise again, whereby public authorities, the private sector, the national Olympic Committee, NBC and a particularly enthusiastic public are joining forces,” commented President Diack.
“Although this decision departs from the usual procedure, I am delighted that my Council colleagues understood the enormous opportunity presented to us to access a key market and have taken a decision in the interest of the global development of our sport,” concluded President Diack.