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03 December 2020, 15:53

World Athletics resumes Olympic qualification period

Photo courtesy of Belarus' National Olympic Committee
Photo courtesy of Belarus' National Olympic Committee

MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – World Athletics resumed the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on 1 December, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.

The qualification period was suspended on 6 April due to the pandemic. Athletes who have already met the entry standard since the start of the qualification period in 2019 remain qualified.

The qualification period in athletics will last through 29 June 2021.

As of 2 December, Belarusian athletes had 17 Olympic berths.

Athletics competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place at the National Olympic Stadium on 30 July – 8 August. Athletes will compete in 48 medal events.

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