Statement on the postponement of World Athletics Indoor Championships

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Following yesterday’s announcement by World Athletics to postpone the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing to March 2021, European Athletics confirms it was consulted regarding this decision considering any potential implication on the European Athletics Indoor Championships scheduled in Torun, Poland from 5-7 March 2021.

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen said: “Yes, of course I was consulted by Sebastian Coe and Jon Ridgeon before the decision was made as I sit on the World Athletics Council. We agreed a minimum of two weeks between the European Indoor Championships and the World Indoor Championships in 2021 so the athletes have the best chance to attend both.

“European Athletics always works hand in hand with World Athletics for the benefit of the sport as a whole and for the overall welfare of the athletes.”