IAAF World Indoor Tour
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World Athletics is yet to decide if they will follow the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) to cancel their Indoor Championships in China.

The 9th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled from Feb 12-13 at Hanzhou, China is cancelled due to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.

The global outbreak of the virus originated from Wuhan in the Chinese mainland.

Karim Ibrahim, AAA’s Council Member, confirmed his executive decision, which was taken following an emergency telephone conference on Sunday.

However, World Athletics said it’s in consultation with the World Health Organization and will make a decision soon about its World Indoor Championships, set for March 13-15 in Nanjing.

“We are waiting to hear back from them, and we will decide from that,” World Athletics is reporting.

Jamaica’s sprint hurdler Janeek Brown, who was always looking forward to the meet, is now expressing concerns.

“Today, I was like coach; you still want to send me over there? and he was like, ‘we will see what happen’ with it, but for now, I am just trying to get races in.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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