Key competition decisions made at 227th Council Meeting - World Athletics

Key competition decisions made at 227th Council Meeting – World Athletics

In its first meeting of the year, the World Athletics Council made a number of significant decisions relating to upcoming World Athletics Series events.

These included:

Dates for two major events in 2024 were confirmed. The 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow will take place from 1-3 March, while the 2024 World Athletics U20 Championships in Lima will be held on 20-25 August.

The mile has been added to the competition programme for the World Athletics Road Running Championships. The two-day event, which will make its debut in Riga in 2023, will now feature three championship disciplines: the mile, 5km and half marathon.

There will be a set order – man, woman, man, woman – for the mixed 4x400m relay at future championships.

Future hosts of the World Athletics U20 Championships will now have the option to include a mass participation event into its programme, should they so wish.

In addition, the request for bids to host the 2024 World Athletics Relays is now open. This event will be the main qualifying competition for relay teams hoping to attend the Paris Olympic Games.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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