CANCELED the Paris 2020 European Championship: Disappear from the map
The European Athletics Federation has announced this Thursday the cancellation of the European Championship in absolute category, scheduled in the first instance from August 25 to 30, 2020 at the Charlety stadium in Paris (France).
"The decision to cancel the championship has been made by the Local Organizing Committee and by the French Athletics Federation (FFA) in an extraordinary meeting of each Executive Committee," said European Athletics in a press release.
After recently canceling the Berlin Marathon, we will see how the loaded marathon schedule for next fall is going.
All options were evaluated
"European Athletics and the Local Organizing Committee had evaluated all the possible options to celebrate the championship this year as planned, after a feasibility study according to the current situation," the text continued, referring to the health crisis.
"European athletics, and all other relevant parties involved in the project, were subsequently informed of the decision to cancel the European", stressed European Athletics. On the current coronavirus pandemic, the note has stressed that the risks "They are far from being under control" He also recalled "the existing ban on mass meetings in France" as the authorities continue to fight against COVID-19.
"An evaluation by the FFA Medical Commission has also been taken into account when considering all potential risks to spectators and accredited individuals who would attend the championship," added European Athletics. "The unfavorable opinion of said commission on this subject, issued this week, has been duly taken into account," he repeated.
“We regret to announce the cancellation of the European. We hoped in these difficult times to offer athletes a great event to aspire to at the end of this summer, ”said Dobromir Karamarinov, interim president of European Athletics.
"It is worth reiterating that, in these unprecedented times, the health and safety of all parties involved in athletics are paramount, including athletes, fans, referees, partners and all those related to this sport," concluded Karamarinov .