Track and Field

From Staff and Wire Reports

The council of the International Amateur Athletics Federation approved a move to hold World Championships every two years, instead of every four, and gave conditional approval for a South African team to compete in this year’s meet at Tokyo.

After the Tokyo meet in late August, the World Championships will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1993 and in Goteborg, Sweden, in 1995.

Until now, the World Championships, both indoor and outdoor, have been held every four years. By holding them in uneven years, they will not clash with the Olympic Games.

The final decision to accept South Africa in this year’s World Championships is subject to two changes that have been promised by South African officials--the end to that nation’s apartheid system and the merger of the three South African track and field bodies into one federation.