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IAAF Formally Invites Nigeria to Participate in 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships

IAAF Formally Invites Nigeria to Participate in 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has formally invited Nigeria to participate in the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, in Nanjing, China, Completesports.com reports.

The 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships , featuring 26 events, will be staged inside the 13,000 capacity the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium from March 13 to 15 2020.

The letter dated October 18 2019 and sent to the member federations including the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was signed by the IAAF Chief Executive Officer Jon Ridgeon.

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“On behalf of World Athletics, I am pleased to extend the official invitation to all Member
Federations to participate in the World Athletics Indoor Championships to be held in Nanjing, China, from 13 to 15 March 2020,” the letter stated.

“Attached you will find some useful information regarding the Championships, including the
general event and competition programme, travel and accommodation details, the timetable, as well as the entry standards, the qualification period and the allocated quotas.


Nanjing 2020 wildcard holders from the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour

“The confirmation letter of our invitation to participate from the Chinese Athletics Association and
the Local Organising Committee is also enclosed.

“Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.”

In World Athletics Indoor Championships entry standard, only two athletes per country, per event are allowed to enter, but a wild card entry allows a nation for a third athlete for an event.

At the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour, for instance, 11 athletes got wildcards for the 18th IAAF World Indoor Championships – Nanjing 2020.

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