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UK Athletics hit by devastating blow to finances as flagship event falls

  • July’s Anniversary Games in London is called off
  • UKA insiders accept losses could amount to £2m

UK Athletics is facing a devastating £2m blow to its finances after confirming that the Anniversary Games in July, its flagship event and biggest money-spinner of the year, has been cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a sober message Jo Coates, the UKA chief executive, admitted the decision to call off the event at the London Stadium would have a “significant financial impact on UKA and the wider sport”.

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