Nairobi, July 30 -- The Nairobi World Under-20 Championships in athletics will now be staged on August 17 to 22 next year, just a week after the completion of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The championships that were due to take place July 7 to 12 this year were postponed owing to Covid-19 pandemic.

A statement from World Athletics on Thursday indicated that under the competition's rules, athletes aged 16, 17, 18 or 19 years on December 31, 2021 will be eligible to compete.

The 2020 World Under-20 chief executive officer Mike Rabar termed the announcement as good news saying that they will heighten the preparations to ensure that they deliver a successful event.

"We shall go back to the drawing board and make some adjustments to ensure that ...