The World Swimming Championships in Japan has been postponed for a year due to Corona

February 1, 2022 by No Comments


The World Swimming Championships, which was scheduled to be held in the Japanese city of Fukuoka next May, has been postponed to July 2023, “due to the Corona pandemic and the procedures being followed in Japan,” the International Swimming Federation announced in a statement on Tuesday.

This is the second postponement of the World Championships, which was originally scheduled for 2021, before it was rescheduled in this year’s calendar due to the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021.

The World Championships were scheduled to take place from May 13 to 29.

However, the president of the Kuwaiti International Swimming Federation Hussein Al-Musallam said in a statement that “in view of the current situation of the pandemic and the measures currently in place in Japan, the federation and officials in the Fukuoka 2022 Organizing Committee have agreed to reschedule the 19th World Championships to the period between 14 and 30 July 2023. “.

Al-Musallam added that “these decisions were taken in the best interests of all concerned.”

Because of this delay, the date of the next edition of the World Swimming Championships after Fukuoka, which is scheduled in the Qatari capital, Doha, from November 2023 to “January 2024”, just six months before the Summer Olympics in Paris.

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