An artist's impression of Hayward Field, Oregon, the venue for the 2022 World Athletics Championships ©Oregon 2022

The first full site visit to Oregon for nearly two years to inspect preparations for the World Athletics Championships has been completed.

World Athletics visited the United States to discuss arrangements for the Championships, originally scheduled to take place this year but which were postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A lot of work was done at this site visit, and we have made massive progress over the last few days," said Jakob Larsen, director of competition and events at World Athletics.

"For me, one of the most valuable outputs is the coming together and cooperation of our teams.

"That spirit bodes well for the success of the event."

Significant planning progress had been made in the months since the last full site visit, which took place in January of 2020, American officials claimed.

Among the items discussed during this visit included accommodation, broadcast, community initiatives, competition, event presentation, event operations, marketing and communications, media operations, technology and transportation.

"It’s been an incredibly productive, energising, and positive site visit," said Sarah Massey, the chief executive of Oregon 2022.

"As we move into the readiness phase of the event, the conversations and decisions of the last week truly helped to finalise all the plans that will make this the best of all Worlds."

The series of presentations, tours, and meetings took place in the cities of Eugene and Springfield, in the offices of the Organising Committee, within the reimagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, and throughout spaces on the University of Oregon campus.

Representatives from USA Track & Field, the University of Oregon, Travel Oregon, and Travel Lane County were also integrated into the sessions.

The Championships, the 18th edition of World Athletics flagship event, are now due to take place between July 15 and 24 next year.

It will be the first time that the World Championships have been held in the US, the event’s most successful country with a total of 381 medals, including 170 gold - over three times more than its closest rival, Kenya.