Coronavirus Outbreak: Multisport World Championships 2020 moved to next year due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Multisport World Championships, scheduled to take place in Almere from 4-13 September, have been pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Triathlon said on Friday.

Reuters May 30, 2020 08:42:40 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Multisport World Championships 2020 moved to next year due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Multisport World Championships, scheduled to take place in Almere from 4-13 September, have been pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Triathlon said on Friday.

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The Multisport World Championships are a 10-day event featuring more than 8,000 athletes, who compete in disciplines such as duathlon, long distance duathlonand aquathlon among others.

The 2021 event in Townsville will subsequently move to 2022, while Ibiza will host the competition in 2023, World Triathlon said in a statement here

“This has not been an easy decision... but considering the situation facing athletes around the world... we all agreed that the best option for all concerned was to move the events forward by one year,” World Triathlon President Marisol Casado said.

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