Nanjing will now host the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2023.© AFP
World Athletics (WA) on Thursday introduced that they’ve agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing to postpone the occasion from March 19-21 in 2021 to March 2023. “While we have now been liaising with the Organising Committee and the Chinese language Athletics Affiliation to judge the staging over the previous few weeks, given the present international scenario, there’s nonetheless vital uncertainty concerning the state of the Covid-19 pandemic within the early a part of 2021,” WA stated in a launch.
It’s with remorse that we have now agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (19-21 March 2021) to postpone the occasion to March 2023.
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) December 10, 2020
“For the security of our athletes and technical officers, we should duly take into account the dangers in bringing a big group of individuals to attend the occasion below the pandemic scenario and totally respect and perform the pandemic prevention coverage of the host nation,” it added.
Earlier this 12 months, the occasion was postponed to March 2021 after the coronavirus outbreak in China. The occasion was initially scheduled to held in Nanjing from March 13-15 this 12 months.
Nanjing will now host the World Indoor Championships 2023, one 12 months after the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in 2022.
Regardless of this postponement, athletes will nonetheless have substantial aggressive alternatives out there within the early a part of 2021 by means of the World Indoor Tour, which includes 26 conferences unfold throughout 12 international locations in Europe and North America.
The World Indoor Tour runs from the top of January to the top of February 2021 and is organised throughout three completely different tiers of competitors — Gold, Silver and Bronze.
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