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Kenya loses bid to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

BBC World Service

Tokyo is to be the host of the 2025 World Athletics Championships, beating competition from Kenya, Poland, and Singapore.

Announcing the decision the World Athletics President, Sebastian Coe, said Tokyo offered a compelling bid among an extremely strong field of candidates.

The announcement was made on the eve of the opening of the 2022 Championships in the US state of Oregon.

Last year, Tokyo hosted a delayed Olympics games behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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