World Indoor Athletics cancelled over Coronavirus outbreak

>> January 30, 2020

The World indoor athletics championships due to be held in Nanjing, China on 13-15 March have been called off.

This based on the Press release by the governing body of athletics, the World Athletics. Read here

The World Athletics quoted "the advice from our medical team, who are in contact with the World Health Organisation, is that the spread of the Coronavirus both within China and outside the country is still at a concerning level and no one should be going ahead with any major gathering that can be postponed."

"We have chosen not to cancel the championships as many of our athletes would like this event to take place so we will now work with our athletes."

The World Athletics proposed that the 18th edition of the bi-annual world championship event to be held next year around March.

"Our partners and the Nanjing organising committee to secure a date in 2021 to stage this event."

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