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  • Bydgoszcz 2020 World Para Athletics European Championships postponed


    03/26/20



    The Bydgoszcz 2020 World Para Athletics European Championships, which was scheduled to take place from 2 to 7 June in Poland, has been postponed.

    In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and World Para Athletics have been in regular communication to evaluate the situation based on the information provided by Polish authorities and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    Following a meeting on Wednesday (25 March), the Bydgoszcz 2020 LOC and World Para Athletics have agreed on the postponement of the European Championships to safeguard the health of the athletes and all those involved in the competition.

    Both organisations expressed the desire to maintain the European Championships on the 2020 calendar, but will continue to monitor the situation and work together with stakeholders to identify a mutually appropriate alternative date.

    Bydgoszcz will host the seventh edition of the European Championships. Around 600 athletes are set to compete at the Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium.

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    Notes to the Editor

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement.

    The IPC supervises the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for ten sports, for which it oversees and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions, including athletics.

    The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

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