Nadat gisteren Strong Viking al hun eerste evenementen afgelasten is het nu ook de beurt aan het EK in Italie. Het EK zal dit jaar niet doorgaan en verschoven worden naar 2021.
Hieronder het bericht van de organisatie.
To all OCR Federations, Associations and Athletes
Overcoming obstacles is our passion. We are driven by the desire of all of the European obstacle athletes who were to join us in Italy in June to represent their country and compete in an exciting and unforgettable sporting experience.
Italy is currently facing a very tough obstacle, COVID-19. In order to combat the spread of the virus in the shortest time possible and to allow our public health system (one of the best in the world) to take care of the sick, all people in Italy are facing extensive restrictions.
We have carefully monitored the situation since the end of February and these restrictions have become increasingly stringent. Throughout the country, including areas where outbreaks are not
present, all activities (including sporting events) have been cancelled as communicated by CONI (the Italian Olympic Committee). The Government will continue to define tightening or extension of these
As a founding member of OCR Europe, FIOCR (Italian OCR Federation) has always wanted to host the OCR European Championships, to celebrate the passion of our athletes and to allow everyone to discover the beauty of Italy through obstacle racing.
We value the safety and health of the participants above all else, and for these reasons, and with extreme regret, World OCR, OCR Europe and FIOCR are forced to announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the OCR European Championships. With the involvement of many European nations in this emergency and in the climate of total uncertainty regarding upcoming developments, World OCR and OCR Europe are unable to reschedule or relocate the event in 2020.
Registration is suspended, effective immediately. All subscribed athletes will receive communication via email by March 31 st regarding ticket refunds or transfers and arrangements for overnight stays.
World OCR and OCR Europe confirm Italy and Val di Fiemme as the location of the 2021 European Championships. Clarification of the status of qualifications for the 2020 and 2021 OCR season will be communicated as soon as practically possible.
At this difficult time, we request OCR athletes from all countries to support Italy and the countries involved in this tough battle. and to appreciate the great value of our strong community.
Together we will overcome every obstacle!
Go Europe! We are stronger together!
March 13th, 2020