The rising fear of the Coronavirus has started to affect the sporting events as well. The 2020 World Indoor Championship which was scheduled from 13-15 March 2020 in Nanjing has been postponed by 12 months due to the outbreak and will now be held in March 2021. Nanjing is located about 530 kilometers from Wuhan, where the virus emerged. The Olympic qualifying tournaments have also been taken elsewhere. The governing body of World Athletics took this step amid rising fear of the Coronavirus which has so far taken 170 lives.