The tournament will be held in the US city of Oregon between August 6 and 15, 2021, but the announcement by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday that the possibility of postponing the Tokyo Olympics is on the table, may push it to be held next summer. .
“The International Athletics Federation welcomes negotiations with the International Olympic Committee over the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and has written to the International Olympic Committee to share the concerns of the world of sports,” the IAAF Council said in a statement.
He added: “We are ready to work with the International Olympic Committee and put all sports (athletics) on alternative dates, including those scheduled for 2021.”
The federation indicated that it had started discussions with the organizing committee for the World Championship in Oregon: “regarding the possibility of postponing the Olympic Games until next year.”
He continued, “They led their discussions with their key partners and assured us that they will work with all of their partners and sponsors to ensure that Oregon is able to host the World Athletics Championships on alternative dates if necessary.”
The International Olympic Committee had given itself 4 weeks on Sunday to take the final decision on the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for July 24 to August 9.
In a letter sent to German International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Sunday, former International Federation chief Sebastian Coe confirmed that he supports the postponement of the Olympics.