The Association Of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has shift the 2021 World Beach Games to 2023 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic which has infected more than 3.29 million people worldwide and killed nearly 233,000.
The World Beach Games turns into the most recent occasion to be moved after the Tokyo Olympics were deferred until 2021 because of raising worries over the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
The move will enable countries to have time to prepare their athletes for the rescheduled Olympics in 2021.
The Olympic Games, originally scheduled to start in July this year in Tokyo, have been postponed to July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021.
Association Of National Olympic Committees opened a bidding process to find a host for the Beach Games in January before deciding to move the event to 2023.
The ANOC said it was likewise updating the offering procedure which will be revived one year from now.