World Athletics announces postponement of 2023 World Indoor Championships

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The 2023 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been postponed for the third time.

The World Athletics Council have decided to defer the competition to March 2025 because of the Covid-19 pandemic in China.

There will be no event in 2023, with the next championships scheduled for March 2024 in Glasgow.

Nanjing was originally selected to host the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, which were first postponed until March 2021, and then to March 2023, as the pandemic continued.

The decision to postpone the event yet again was made by the Nanjing organising committee and the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA),

'We’re disappointed that we have had to postpone this event again due to circumstances beyond our control, but we have done so to give certainty to athletes and Member Federations preparing for the 2023 competition season,' World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said.

'Unfortunately, the timeframe will prevent us from relocating the 2023 event, but the indoor championships will return in 2024 in Glasgow. The bid process has already commenced for the 2026 edition of the championships, which is why 2025 has been designated as the year for the Nanjing championships,' he added.

The 2022 World Indoor Championships held in Belgrave, Serbia saw Britain bring home just two bronze medals for Mark Scott in the 3000m and Lorraine Ugen in the long jump.

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