Monte Carlo (AP) – The International Athletics Federation has canceled the World Indoor Championships from March 19-21, 2021 in Nanjing, China. As World Athletics announced, the title fights will be postponed to March 2023.
Due to the global situation resulting from the corona pandemic, “there is still great uncertainty,” he said. In the interest of the safety of athletes and technical officers, “the risks must be properly weighed”. The hosts in Nanjing are said to have agreed to host the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade a year after 2022.
Despite this delay, according to World Athletics, athletes will still have significant competitive opportunities in the spring of 2021 on the World Indoor Tour, which will include 26 events in twelve countries in Europe and North America. The World Indoor Tour will run from the end of January to the end of February 2021.