Women's Sport: British Athletics Championships delayed due to COVID-19


The British Athletics Championships have been postponed till the 8-9 August because of COVID-19 pandemic.

An event normally used as the trials for the Olympics was due to take place on the 20-21 June in Manchester. But with the pandemic, most sporting events have been forced to either cancel and postpone.

In a statement by British Athletics, the event is expected to go ahead. That includes the Anniversary Games in London at the start of July and the Grand Prix in Gateshead the following month.

The Gateshead event would act as trials for the forthcoming European Championships, still scheduled to take place in Paris from 25-30 August. 

However, the statement added that British Athletics will "continue to provide updates concerning the competition calendar" and will "adhere to all government advice and guidelines to ensure the safety of those involved".

The Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for July this year, but it has also been postponed to 2021 and Diamond League meetings in Stockholm (24 May), Naples/Rome (28 May) and Rabat (31 May) have been suspended as the virus continues to affect the sporting calendar.

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