World Indoors postponed over coronavirus fears
Addis Ababa, January 30, 2020 (FBC) -The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been postponed because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China.
The championships were to be held from 13-15 March but governing body World Athletics pushed them back 12 months.
World Athletics sought advice from the World Health Organisation and turned down offers to host from other cities.
The coronavirus has killed more than 130 people in China and has spread to 16 countries globally.
Around 6,000 people in all have been infected by the virus, for which there is no specific cure or vaccine.
The epicentre of the outbreak is the Chinese city of Wuhan, around 370 miles from Nanjing.