Nanjing will host the World Athletics Indoor Championships in 2023 after the 2021 occasion was postponed due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese language metropolis had been scheduled to host the Championships in March 2020 however that was pushed again to 2021.
Nanjing will now host the occasion one yr after the subsequent World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in 2022.
“We should absolutely respect and perform the pandemic prevention coverage of the host nation,” stated World Athletics.
“We should take into account the dangers in bringing a big group of individuals to attend the occasion underneath the pandemic scenario.
“The indoor season for athletics falls inside a slender calendar window (as much as the top of March) so it’s not doable to increase the occasion to later within the yr.”
The occasion is normally biennial and was final held in Birmingham in 2018, the place Nice Britain gained two gold medals.
The subsequent World Athletics indoor occasion is scheduled to be the World Indoor Tour which begins in Karlsruhe, Germany on 29 January.