Foreign athletes may not be able to take part in the World Athletics Continental Tour meeting scheduled for Tokyo on May 9, which is doubling up as the track and field test event for the re-scheduled 2020 Olympics due to start less than 11 weeks later.
World champion and women's 3,000 metres steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech produced a winning final flourish at the inaugural Kip Keino Classic meeting in Nairobi as Kenya marked its return to hosting top class sport post-lockdown.
Tomorrow’s World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi’s newly-renovated Nyayo National Stadium will be the first sporting event to be staged in Kenya since lockdown measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were introduced in March.
Sweden's Daniel Stahl is set to line up against his predecessor as world champion, Andrius Gudzius, in the men's discus in one of the most mouth-watering events of the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku in Finland.
The line-up for the men's 100 metres at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix has been announced, with the event due to take place later this month at the Japan National Stadium ahead of the venue's use at Tokyo 2020.
Organisers of the Nairobi World Athletics Continental Tour event had announced the competition will be known as Kipchoge Keino Classic.
Ten cities will host Gold level athletics meetings across four continents as part of the pilot year for the World Athletics Continental Tour in 2020.