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Coronavirus Might Cancel Boulder World Cup in China

The IFSC will monitor the situation and will make an announcement on Feb. 11

The IFSC has issued a press statement about the current coronavirus situation in China.

The International Federation of Sport Climbing wishes to express its support for the people of China in dealing with the current Coronavirus emergency. As such, the IFSC has shipped 10,000 breathing masks to the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA), also encouraging its Member Federations to join the initiative.

The International Federation of Sport Climbing has launched an initiative to provide aid and support to both the CMA and the whole Sport Climbing community based within the People’s Republic of China, following the recent outbreak of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the territory and its reported exportations in other countries.

After being notified of a shortage of personal protective equipment, today the IFSC shipped a supply of 10,000 breathing masks to the CMA as a small gesture of support. These items shall be distributed to those who are currently unable to access them, contributing to keeping the spread of the virus at bay. The IFSC also reached out to its Member Federations, encouraging them to support the Sport Climbing community and the wider population of the People’s Republic of China.

Moreover, the International Federation of Sport Climbing and the Chinese Mountaineering Association are constantly monitoring the situation in the country and the reports provided by the World Health Organization, well aware that the three IFSC competitions scheduled in April – the IFSC World Cups in Wujiang and Chongqing and the IFSC Asian Championships, also scheduled in Chongqing – might be postponed, moved or even cancelled, if necessary.

Further actions shall be taken following the IFSC Executive Board teleconference scheduled on Feb. 11.