This handout picture launched by the “Metropole du Grand Paris” on April 29, 2020, exhibits an artists impression of an space of The Aquatic Centre forward of the 2024 Olympic Video games in Paris. METROPOLE DU GRAND PARIS / AFP.
The subsequent swimming world championships, scheduled for summer time 2021 in Japan, have been pushed again till Might 2022 following the postponement of the Olympic Video games, the game’s governing physique stated Monday.
The world championships had been as a result of be held in Fukuoka subsequent 12 months from July 16-August 1 however will as an alternative happen from Might 13-29 in 2022, the worldwide swimming federation (FINA) stated in an announcement.
The 2020 Olympic Video games had been delayed by a 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and can now run from July 23-August eight in 2021.
“After liaising with the relevant stakeholders and receiving feedback from them, we have no doubt that the decision taken will provide the best possible conditions for all participants at the championships,” stated FINA president Julio Maglione.
“At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of these dates will allow for some clarity in planning for all concerned.”
The world aquatics championships additionally characteristic diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.