Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones World Swimming Championships (25m) by a year to December 2021

The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Associated Press May 21, 2020 14:57:12 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones World Swimming Championships (25m) by a year to December 2021

The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged 13-18 December, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”

Coronavirus Outbreak FINA postpones World Swimming Championships 25m by a year to December 2021

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FINA president Julio C. Maglione says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.”

A general congress to elect the FINA Bureau for the years 2021-25 will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on June 5, 2021. The new members of the bureau will start their terms immediately after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

The short course world championships are held in a 25-meter pool. The FINA world championships and the Olympics are staged in 50-meter pools.

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