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30 Jul 2020

World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Minsk postponed to 2022

World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Minsk postponed to 2022
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MINSK, 30 July (BelTA) – The 2020 World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Minsk have been rescheduled for April 2022, BelTA learned from the website of the International Athletics Federation.

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said: “The disruption caused by the global pandemic has made it more difficult to schedule international events over the next two years but we want to give as much certainty as we can to our athletes, Member Federations, host cities and partners. We have done our best to choose dates that we believe are achievable and offer the best chance for our athletes and event hosts to shine on the international stage.”

Initially the tournament was to take place on 2-3 May. However, the competitions were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. New dates have been now set for the event. The World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships will take place on 23-24 April 2022. The World U20 Championships will now be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 17 to 22 August, 2021.

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