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I have announced the NCAA West, the Pac-12, the Stanford Invitational, the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, the Mt. SAC Relays, the North Coast Section, the Sac-Joaquin Section, and the California State High School Meet.
I have attended five Olympic Games and four World Championships.
I am a U.S. Correspondent for Track and Field News.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The official name and dates of the 2021 IAAF World Championship
A year after hosting two of the most exciting competitions in the world—the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene—we took another significant step toward hosting the crown jewel of the track and field calendar, the IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2021.
Meeting in London on Wednesday, the IAAF Council approved our official championships name for the 18th edition of the event as IAAF World Championships Oregon21. This is significant because it is the first time the IAAF World Championships name has referenced a region larger than a city. This new approach reflects our ongoing commitment to engage broadly, not just in one community but in communities across the state and the country.
IAAF World Championships Oregon21 will be held from Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 15, 2021. This new format features competition over 10 days rather than the standard nine days. This timetable will debut at the World Championships in London this year.
“We pushed for the name to include Oregon21 because we are incredibly excited about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we have to showcase our entire state,” said Vin Lananna, President of the Local Organizing Committee. “We look forward to working with our partners at the IAAF and USA Track & Field to deliver an exceptional event, one that reflects not only Oregon’s tremendous track and field heritage, but also its innovative businesses and industry, stunning natural beauty, and warm and welcoming communities.”