British Athletics cancels indoor championships due to COVID-19

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British Athletics has cancelled its indoor championships set to begin in Glasgow next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said on Friday.

British Athletics said that the process of testing athletes, coaches, technical officials and volunteers among others would not sufficiently mitigate the risks involved and it had taken the decision to scrap the Feb. 20-21 meet as a precaution.

More than 500 attendees based across Britain and overseas were expected at the event with elite sport allowed to organise competitions despite a COVID-19 lockdown across the United Kingdom to stem the spread of the virus.

"British Athletics recognises our social responsibility to reduce COVID-19 transmission and to not overburden the National Health Service," it said in a statement.

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