*UK Athletics Statement – Summer 2020 Calender

Statement from UK Athletics regarding the proposed Summer 2020 athletic’s calender:

“Since the current pandemic resulted in significant changes to the competition calendar, British Athletics have been in constant communication with our partners at European Athletics, World Athletics and the Wanda Diamond League to coordinate the remaining schedule of athletics events in 2020, prioritising the safety and health of our sport and spectators at all times. At this moment in time, we are still working on the basis that all British Athletics events – Müller British Athletics Championships Manchester, Müller Anniversary Games London & Müller Grand Prix Gateshead – will be going ahead although we will continue to adhere to all government advice and guidelines to ensure the safety of those involved. In coordination with the World Athletics Global Calendar Unit, we have now finalised discussions for a new National Championships weekend alongside other federations. As a result, should there be an opportunity to recommence competition during this outdoor season, the Muller British Athletics Championships will be rescheduled from its original date of 20/21st June to 8/9th August 2020, with the venue remaining as the Manchester Regional Arena”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain takes the baton on the last leg during the Men's 4x100m Relay during Day Two of the Muller Anniversary Games IAAF Diamond League event at the London Stadium on July 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)    lon