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World cross-country championships postponed to 2023 due to Covid restrictions

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September 15

Next year’s world cross country championships have been pushed back to 2023 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Australia, governing body World Athletics said on Wednesday.

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Australia has some of the tightest restrictions in the world aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, including limiting the number of arrivals and imposing a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine on those entering the country.

World Athletics and the local organising committee for the championships said in a statement that the quarantine requirements were “not practical for a one-day event”.

The championships, which had been scheduled for February 19 in Bathurst, New South Wales, would now take place on February 18, 2023, at the same venue. Reuters

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