The indoor world championships in China in March were postponed by three years due to Covid-19, as there was no more space on the calendar next year and the Olympic Games in Tokyo were postponed in the summer
- The 2021 World Indoor Championships in China has been postponed to 2023
- The event in Nanjing was scheduled for March 19-21 next year
- However, due to the “uncertainty” of the pandemic, the event was pushed back
- The competition will now take place in Belgrade after the 2022 championships
The 2021 World Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been postponed until 2023, announced the international governing body for athletics.
The event in China was scheduled to take place on March 19-21 next year, but has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
World Athletics said in a statement: ‘It is unfortunate that we have agreed with the organizers of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing (March 19-21, 2021) to postpone the event to March 2023.
The 2021 World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, has been postponed to 2023
‘While we have been working with the Organizing Committee and the Chinese Athletics Federation for the past few weeks to evaluate implementation, given the current global situation, there is still significant uncertainty about the state of the Covid-19 pandemic as we enter 2021.’
The athletics indoor season falls on a tight calendar window through the end of March, and it has not been possible to reschedule the event until later in the year in 2021, World Athletics said.
“We would like Nanjing to host our Indoor World Championships as they have made extensive planning and preparation for this event. We have therefore agreed to hold the event one year after the Indoor World Championships in Belgrade in 2022,” added World Athletics added.
The World Indoor Tour, which will include 26 meetings in 12 countries from the end of January to the end of February next year, has been confirmed.
According to World Athletics, the decision was due to the “uncertainty” surrounding the pandemic