No specific reason was given by FIG in a brief statement which left unclear whether the event will be relocated. The week-long championships were scheduled for October 2021 in what is now a crowded calendar year with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed to July 23-Aug. 8.
Gymnastics world championships are usually organized in each non-Olympic year. FIG said its executive committee will consider launching a new bidding procedure. The 2022 edition is in Liverpool, England, and the 2023 worlds in Antwerp, Belgium.
In a separate decision, FIG postponed its election congress scheduled for Oct. 23-25 in Antalya, Turkey, by one year. Elections are typically held after the Olympics. Office holders, including FIG president Morinari Watanabe, will have their terms extended by one year.
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