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2021 World Championships in Athletics

18th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Host city Eugene, Oregon, USA
Dates 14-22 August (unofficial)
Main venue Hayward Field
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The 18th World Championships in Athletics are scheduled to be held in 2021 in Eugene, Oregon, United States.[1][2][3]

The selection of the host city was announced April 16, 2015 in Beijing.[4][5]

Runner's World magazine reported that Eugene's selection by the International Association of Athletics Federations was an "unusual move".[1] They report the Association "bypassed the usual bidding process", and that the choice of Eugene will make the 2021 event "the first held in the United States".

The Guardian reported that the lack of bidding triggered concern in European cities that had bid to host the event.[3] They quoted Lamine Diack the IAAF's president, who justified the lack of bidding with the claim the selection of Eugene to host the event, “enables us to take advantage of a unique opportunity that may never arise again.” The lack of bidding for the 2021 event was not unprecedented. The 2007 World Championship was awarded to Osaka, Japan, without bidding.

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b David Monti (2015-04-16). "Eugene to Host 2021 Track World Championships: Oregon City will be first U.S. site of global meet".  
  2. ^ Christopher Clarey (2015-04-16). "Without Bidding, Eugene, Ore., Is Abruptly Awarded World Track Championships".  
  3. ^ a b "IAAF under fire for awarding 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene".  
  4. ^ "USA Track & Field - United States to host 2021 IAAF World Championships". Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eugene, Oregon awarded 2021 Worlds without bidding process".  

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