Athletics World Championships 2022, Oregon – Schedule & Info

Athletics World Championships 2022


On our track & field World Championships page, you can find all the information you need about the competitions: schedule, results, and many historical facts on past World Championships in athletics.
Track & field World Championships have been organised since 1983, when Helsinki had the honour of hosting the games. Titled World Athletics Championships, the games of 2022 will be held in June in Oregon, U.S.

The 18th World Athletics Championships will be launched in Oregon, U.S., on July 15th, 2022 and end on July 24th, 2022. Originally, the Championships were supposed to take place in 2021 but after the Summer Olympics were postponed to 2021, the World Championships were also rescheduled one year ahead.

Most successful athletes in the athletics World Championships history


Allyson Felix is the leader of gold medals of World Championships. American has won 13 gold medals (including a medal in the relay event in which she participated in the heats only) and 18 medals total.

Without a doubt, the most successful men athlete in the history of track & field World Championships is Usain Bolt. The Jamaican runner won an impressive total of 14 World Championships medals, 11 of which were gold. In addition, he set world records at the World Championships arenas. Bolt retired from competing in 2017.

Traditionally, the U.S. have dominated the medal count in the World Championships. They have been number one for seven times in the 2000s, with Russia and Kenya taking first place once each. The U.S. have also gained the most medals (30 in London, 2017) and gold medals (14 in Osaka, 2007, and Helsinki, 2005) in a single Championships in the 2000s.

The Most Medals

AthleteCountryDisciplinesGoldSilverBronzeTot.
Allyson FelixUSA4133218
Usain BoltJamaica3112114
Merlene OtteyJamaica334714
Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJamaica392011
LaShawn MerrittUSA283011
Veronica Campbell-BrownJamaica237111
Carl LewisUSA481110
Justin GatlinUSA346010
Jearl Miles ClarkUSA24329
Michael JohnsonUSA38008
Mo FarahGreat Britain26208
Gail DeversUSA35308
Gwen TorrenceUSA33418
Christine OhuruoguGreat Britain22158


World Championships – Hosting Cities & Countries


YearCityCountry
1983Helsinki Finland
1987Rome Italy
1991Tokyo Japan
1993Stuttgart Germany
1995Gothenburg Sweden
1997Athens Greece
1999Seville Spain
2001Edmonton Canada
2003Paris France
2005Helsinki Finland
2007Osaka Japan
2009Berlin Germany
2011Daegu South Korea
2013Moscow Russia
2015Beijing China
2017London Great Britain
2019Doha Qatar
2022Eugene United States
2023Budapest Hungary