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ICF makes decision on regattas in Duisburg in May
Canoe World Cup, Para-Canoe World Cup and Olympic qualification are officially canceled
The International Canoe Association ICF has decided to cancel or postpone all events scheduled for the coming time due to the spread of the corona virus. This also applies to the canoe regatta from May 21st to 24th on the course in Duisburg. The Para-Canoe World Championships, the races for the last quota places for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the Canoe World Cup were planned for this period. All three events have now been canceled. This was announced by Jürgen Joachim, president of the organizing canoe regatta club Duisburg.
Jürgen Joachim said: “We regret that we cannot run the regattas we were looking forward to. No question, however, given the developments in the past few days and weeks, we are fully behind the decision. Human health must be a priority."
It is currently being considered whether there may be opportunities for an alternative appointment later this summer. Jürgen Joachim explains: “We would appreciate this and are ready to make the necessary organizational efforts. But at the moment we don't want to speculate about this. The only thing that matters is that the start is safe for all participants.”
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