27 November 2017 → Minsk won the right to host the World Race Walking Championship in 2020
As the “Minsk-Novosti” Agency correspondent was informed in the Belarusian Athletics Federation, in Minsk, in 2020, the team championship of the world on race walking will be held.
This championship is held every two years: in 2016 it was hosted by Rome (Italy), and in 2018 the competition will be held in Chinese Taichung.
The championship is held at the beginning of May and currently the program includes the following distances: 20 and 50 kilometers for men and women, 10 kilometers for juniors (boys and girls). In each type of the program they determine champions in the team classification, three best representatives from the country.
The World Race Walking Championship is the third major international competition in track and field athletics, the right of which has been won by Belarus.
Recall, on June 10, 2017 Minsk successfully hosted the European Cup in the 10,000 meters race, and in September 2019 the capital will host the track and field match of teams of Europe and the United States. Earlier, in the summer of 2019, track and field athletics will be presented at the 2nd European Games in Minsk.