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China World Cups in April Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The IFSC is yet to decide if the world cups will be postponed or rescheduled at a different venue

The IFSC has announced that due to the coronavirus outbreak, the world cups that were going to take place in Chongqing and Wujiang in April have been cancelled. The IFSC announced in a press release: After expert consultation, IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris has confirmed that due to the coronavirus outbreak, no IFSC events will take place in China in April 2020. 

It was decided that in order to safeguard athletes, officials, and spectators alike, the two Sport Climbing world cups planned this April in Chongqing and Wujiang, China, are to be rescheduled. The IFSC is studying viable solutions (i.e. postponement or rescheduling) for the two events and will release their results in the coming days. The IFSC would like to offer thanks to the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) for their support and hard work in organizing these events, our thoughts are with the Chinese community and victims of the coronavirus.

“Our athletes are at the centre of our sport and so their wellbeing, as well as that of IFSC staff, officials, organisers, press and spectators, must come first. As such, the world cups in April will not take place in China. We’re looking for alternative solutions and will be rescheduling these events,” says IFSC President Marco Scolaris.

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