PARIS (AFP) - international Athletics stated Monday it became organized to shift the world championships in 2021 for you to accommodate a potential move of this yr s coronavirus-threatened Tokyo Olympic video games.

the arena championships are scheduled to be held in Oregon on August 6-15 subsequent 12 months, but talks are under way now that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can be moved over the COVID-19 pandemic.

"international Athletics welcomes discussions with the IOC to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games and has written to the IOC (international Olympics Committee) to proportion this feedback from the sport," music and subject s global governing frame stated in a assertion.

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"We stand prepared to paintings with the IOC and all sport on an opportunity date which includes dates in 2021."

global Athletics stated it had already been in discussion with the Oregon 21 establishing Committee "concerning the opportunity the Olympic video games may circulate to next year".

"They in flip have held discussions with their key stakeholders and feature reassured us they will work with all of their partners and stakeholders to make certain that Oregon is able to host the sector Athletics Championships on alternative dates need to that show necessary."

The IOC said Sunday it'd take up to 4 weeks to recall what steps to take regarding the Tokyo video games.

international Athletics chief Sebastian Coe stated in a letter sent to IOC president Thomas Bach on Sunday that he supported the Olympics being not on time.

"no one wants to see the Olympic video games postponed however as i have stated publicly, we can not preserve the event in any respect prices, really no longer on the value of athlete safety," Coe stated.