MONACO – The IAAF is “seeking assurances” US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy will not have an impact on the 2021 World Championships set to be staged in Eugene, informs insidethegames.biz.
“We clearly need to understand the implications of this new US immigration policy and will be seeking assurances that it will not adversely affect the IAAF World Championships in the USA in 2021,” said a spokesperson at the IAAF.
Trump’s executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.
Meanwhile, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in a statement said the United States Government will work with them to ensure athletes and officials from all countries are granted “expedited access” to the nation following travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order.
In the statement, the USOC added they hoped the ruling will “appropriately recognise the values on which our nation, as well as the Olympic Movement, were founded”.