— Published 2 December 2022

2025 World Championships moved to September

The 2025 World Athletics Championships in Tokyo have been moved back in time. The world governing body of the discipline, World Athletics, has announced that its Board has decided to move the event to September. The reason: the risk of high temperatures in the Japanese capital earlier in the summer. The World Outdoor Championships will take place from 13 to 21 September 2025. This will be the second-latest global event in history, following the 2019 Worlds in Doha, Qatar, which will be held from 27 September to 6 October. The competitions will be held at the Olympic Stadium, the venue built for the Tokyo 2020 Games (pictured above).