World Athletics Council has decided to postpone the World Athletics Indoor Championships that was to be held in Nanjing, in 2023 to 2025 due to the pandemic restrictions in China.
The WA council has postponed it for third time because of the Covid-19 pandemic and will now take place in 2025, 40 years after the inaugural edition in Paris.
The championships were scheduled to take place in 2020 but were pushed back to 2021 and then 2023. They will now occur five years after the initial date.
World Athletics Council has decided to postpone the World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2023, scheduled for 17-19 March 2023, until March 2025 (exact dates TBC).
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) September 1, 2022
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said the early decision was “to give certainty to athletes and member federations preparing for the 2023 competition season.”
“Unfortunately, the time frame will prevent us from relocating the 2023 event,” Coe said, “but the indoor championships will return in 2024 in Glasgow.”