On 4th May, following the postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 the governing body of swimming Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) has postponed the 2021 aquatics world championships, Fukuoka, Japan to May 13 to May 29 of 2022 due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.Key Points:
i.The postponement was done after the discussion with the broadcasters, athletes and national federations following the similar moves of the athletics and soccer for the world championships in Oregon and women’s European soccer championship.
ii.The World Masters Championships will take place across the island of Kyushu from May 31 to June 9 of 2022
iii.The new dates are selected to avoid any overlap with the 2022 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held at Birmingham from July 27 to August 7.
iv.The mayor of Fukuoka, Soichiro Takashima assured that there would be no reduction in the scheduled competitions.
v.The readjustment in the schedule may result in financial difficulties of the International Sports federations in the time leading the Olympics as international tournaments which are the source of revenue are now delayed.
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