World Athletics could move events because of global warming, says Lord Coe

Lord Coe says government targets to achieve net zero “are not going to make any difference” to extreme conditions for athletes

World Athletics president Lord Coe has said championships could be moved to protect athletes from extreme heat.

He voiced concerns over safety and warned he envisaged the governing body changing event locations as a result of global warming.

Temperatures hit 32C at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon this week, and wildfires have struck Europe.

“I can see us being in a position where we start looking at some of our endurance events,” said Lord Coe.

“Maybe when…

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