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World Ladies’s Curling Championships canceled for second 12 months in a row amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

World Curling’s governing physique stated native well being officers in Schaffhausen, Switzerland wouldn’t assist the March 19-28 occasion “as a result of present pandemic state of affairs and issues concerning the unfold of latest variants. ”

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Geneva: The World Ladies’s Curling Championship was canceled for the second 12 months in a row on Monday, disrupting qualification for the Beijing 2022 Olympics.

World Curling’s governing physique stated native well being officers in Schaffhausen, Switzerland wouldn’t assist the March 19-28 occasion “as a result of present pandemic state of affairs and issues concerning the unfold of latest variants. “

The 2020 Ladies’s Worlds in Canada have additionally been canceled.

“We might be evaluating all of our choices to finish the qualification course of for the Ladies’s Olympic Crew,” stated World Curling President Kate Caithness.

The 2021 World Championships might be postponed or changed by an Olympic qualifying occasion.

The lads’s world championships will nonetheless be performed April 2-11 in Calgary, Canada.

Curling follows males’s ice hockey and street biking with the World Championships canceled in Switzerland since Corona virus pandemic was declared final March.

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