The World Indoor Athletics Championships scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Nanjing next year have been postponed until March 2023, World Athletics announced on Thursday.
The event had already been moved from this year to 19-21 March, 2021, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"While we have been liaising with the organising committee and the Chinese Athletics Association to evaluate the staging over the past few weeks, given the current global situation, there is still significant uncertainty about the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in the early part of 2021," track and field's governing body said in a statement.
The Nanjing event will now take place a year after the 2022 world championships in Belgrade.
It is with regret that we have agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (19-21 March 2021) to postpone the event to March 2023.— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) December 10, 2020