World Para Athletics statement: Kobe World Championships

17 Jan 2022
Two pairs of hands side by side on an athletics track starting line
ⒸOIS/Joe Toth
By World Para Athletics

Following a request from the Kobe Local Organising Committee (LOC) World Para Athletics agreed to enter discussions about the postponement of the 2022 World Championships.

After extensive consultation with the local authorities and stakeholders, in light of the foreseeable restrictions associated to the delivery of the World Championships in Japan, both World Para Athletics and the LOC have reached an understanding that the competition will not take place in 2022.

Both parties are working closely to assess the feasibility of a postponement to 2024 in order to retain the World Championships within the Paris 2024 cycle.

At this stage World Para Athletics is not in a position to provide any further details until negotiations are concluded.