World U-20 Athletics championships in Nairobi postponed

World U-20 Athletics championships in Nairobi postponed

In a statement on Tuesday evening , The  World Athletics said "We had to consider the health and well-being of athletes, officials and spectators in making this call.

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The World U-20 Athletics championships slated for July in Nairobi has now been postponed to a later date. This came just hours after the IOC in partnership with the  Tokyo 2020 Organizing committee announced postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games. The world youth games were to be held in Nairobi between 7-12 July.

In a statement on Tuesday evening , The  World Athletics said "We had to consider the health and well-being of athletes, officials and spectators in making this call. We recognize the immense preparations that have gone into the event and wanted to give certainty to the athletes as early as possible as we collectively come to terms with the global impact and threats associated with COVID-19."

"The advice from the World Athletics medical team, who are in contact with the World Health Organization, is that the spread of the novel Coronavirus is at a concerning level in many countries and all major gatherings should be reviewed without delay.

We are working together to identify a mutually appropriate alternative date convenient for the Government of Kenya and elite competitors.

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