World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020 postponed because of Coronavirus

World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020 postponed because of Coronavirus


The spread of the recent epidemic , Coronavirus , has caused the World Health Organisation to warn the Word Athletics and whole world for the need to be on alert .

According to a statement from the Medical team of the World Athletics reads:

 “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 considered the possibility of relocating the event to another country and would like to thank the cities that have volunteered to host the championships.

“However, given concerns still exist regarding the spread of the virus outside China, we have decided not to go with this option, as it may lead to further postponement at a later date.

“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, our partners and the Nanjing organising committee to secure a date in 2021 to stage this event.”

The Indoor Championship scheduled to take place in Nanjing from 13-15 March is 370 miles from Wuham , the epicenter of the outbreak of the Coronavirus .

In a press release by the World Athletics , The Championship would not be cancelled because most of the Athletes has shown interest , therefore it has been agreed to postponed to an unconfirmed date in 2021 .


Mudashiru Shittu

Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .

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