The world hockey championship in 2020 canceled

what is the world hockey championship will not take place, has not become a sensation. A few days ago the head of the IIHF Rene Fasel admitted that the adoption of the decision on cancellation of the tournament in a matter of days. So on Saturday it was decided and announced.

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the Reason for this decision was the pandemic COVID-19. “Given the circumstances and after discussion with various stakeholders, the IIHF Council decided that the world Cup of hockey in 2020 in Zurich and Lausanne will not take place”, – said in a statement.

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“This is the harsh reality for the whole hockey family, but we have to accept it, – said the President IIH Rene Fasel. – The coronavirus is a global problem and requires a serious effort on the part of state bodies to combat its spread. The IIHF should do everything possible to support this fight. We have yet to leave the sport aside and support the government, and hockey family.”

IIHF also announced that a tournament in another country just was not.

representatives of the world Cup organizing Committee received and supported the decision to cancel the tournament. Also will not take place and the Congress of the organization, which was to be held in Zurich from 21 to 23 may.