2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled

Davide Tuniz21 Mar 2020Davide Tuniz»
 

It was an open secret in the last days, but now it's official: the World Championship is not going to happen

 
 
 
 

"This is a harsh reality to face for the international ice hockey family, but one that we must accept. The coronavirus is a global problem and requires major efforts by government bodies to combat its spread. The IIHF must do all it can to support this fight. We have to set sport aside for now and support both the government bodies and the ice hockey family.” said IIHF President René Fasel announcing the cancellation of IHWC 2020 in Switzerland.

The tournament was scheduled to be played in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland from May 8 to 24 and there was no opportunity to delay the tournament to another year as the host country for the event is fixed until 2025.

"We accept this decision of the IIHF Council, but of course, this is a huge disappointment for the Organising Committee. It is an exceptional situation for all concerned and it is now a question of resolving all the outstanding issues.” said general secretary of the Organising Committee Gian Gilli


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