European Athletics Championships in Paris cancelled

The European Athletics Championships scheduled for Paris in August has become the latest high-profile event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

While the Olympic Games in Tokyo and World Championships in Oregon have both been postponed until next year, the local organising committee (LOC) and French athletics federation (FFA) have decided against following suit.

European Athletics interim president Dobromir Karamarinov said: “It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships.”