Sebastian Coe is confident that the Birmingham Commonwealth Games can be played in six weeks, along with Olympic and World Athletics Championships
- Coe has indicated a ‘six-week period’ in which they could fit all three events
- The World Championships in Athletics and Birmingham 2022 will be held in July
- The European Championship will then be held from 11 to 21 August
Dina Asher-Smith could win three gold medals in an insane six-week period after Sebastian Coe revealed plans to squeeze a trio of major events into the summer of 2022.
The rescheduling of the 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon following the postponement of the Olympics has caused headaches for the following year, which is already a bookmark for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships in Munich.
But Coe, the president of World Athletics, is convinced that the worlds can slide in 2022 without forcing another event.
Dina Asher-Smith was able to win three gold medals in an insane six-week period
It remains to be seen how many star athletes like Asher-Smith will attack all three of them, but Coe indicated a ‘six-week’ period in which they would all fit. The worlds are said to be debating for the worlds in early July, with Birmingham 2022 then for July 27 to August 7 and Europeans queuing for August 11 to August 21.
Coe said, “I want the highs turned on. We really haven’t left any stone unturned here and we still have a few conversations to go. It is a proposal from everyone that we have all three championships. Ideally, they are planned to help all of us, and that will be in the summer of 2022.
“We have to come up with three major championships in one season, which has its challenges. We are trying to make our way through a window not much more than about six weeks old. It is clearly a challenge. ‘ ends