After 18 months of intense preparations, plans for the World Athletics Relays Silesia21 are now in the final stages, with just one month to go until the event.
On 1-2 May, the Silesian Stadium in Chorzow, Poland, will welcome more than 1000 athletes across 150 relay teams and the Silesian Voivodeship assembly chairman Jakub Chelstowski says the organisation will be “100 percent ready” when the first teams arrive in late April.
The event in Silesia has been promoted all over the world and the list of ambassadors now includes Britain’s 2004 Olympic 4x100m gold medallist Jason Gardener as the World Athletics ambassador for the event.
He joins Polish ambassadors Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, Patryk Dobek and Joanna Jozwik.
The World Athletics Relays Silesia21 also offers the chance for teams that have not yet earned Olympic qualifications to book their tickets to Tokyo.
Away from the on-track preparations, developments can also be seen in the competition venue with the Silesian Stadium, known since last year as the National Athletics Stadium, being adapted to the event’s requirements.
A great deal of attention is being put on pandemic safety measures, with medical safety protocols having been prepared for all groups of participants in cooperation with World Athletics.