The 2021 version, scheduled for March 19-28 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, won’t be held following a choice by the Swiss Native Well being Authority to not assist the occasion as a result of present unfold of COVID-19 variants.
“We will probably be evaluating all of the choices out there to us with the intention to full the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Video games ladies’s workforce qualification course of and do every little thing we are able to to make sure that it is carried out on the ice in competitors,” mentioned World Curling Federation president Kate Caithness.
The WCF mentioned quite a lot of choices are being investigated, together with rescheduling the world championship or changing it with an alternate Olympic qualification occasion.
The BKT Tires & OK Tire World Males’s Curling Championship 2021, to be held April 2-11 in Calgary, continues to be on the schedule as is the World Combined Doubles Curling Championship 2021 from April 24-Might 1. The latter occasion nonetheless wants a number metropolis.
AIBA Launches 2021 Continental Boards
AIBA President Umar Kremlev visits Kenya because the boxing federation opens a collection of continental occasions to provide each nationwide federation a chance to fulfill with AIBA management.
About 40 African international locations took half within the AIBA Digital Discussion board based mostly in Nairobi on February 7.
The agenda included discussions on reforms, new AIBA committees and the competitors calendar, a growth plan for nationwide federations, a communications technique, and a report from the authorized group.
Q&A classes have been additionally held together with an anti-doping seminar with ITA Head of Testing Matteo Vallini.
The day earlier than the discussion board, Kremlev met with Kenya’s sports activities management and the Nationwide Boxing Federation.
‘I’m more than happy that the pandemic scenario allowed me to return to Kenya to see the event of boxing within the nation and on the continent. I used to be very glad to see all Nationwide Federations by way of video convention, and I have to say now we have completed a fruitful work,” Kremlev mentioned.
“It is vitally essential for me to obtain suggestions from all AIBA members, to get their proposals for reforms. Solely collectively, being united, can we obtain the duties set.”
The Americas on Feb. 21 is scheduled to be the subsequent cease on the digital continental tour. Europe will observe on Feb. 27, with Oceania on March 6 and Asia on March 20.
Guidelines for Russia at Biathlon Worlds
The 2021 IBU World Championships Biathlon started on Feb. 10 and can run till Feb. 21 in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
Greater than 300 athletes from 38 international locations are anticipated to compete in 12 occasions over 9 competitors days. The Russian workforce is there however can not compete beneath its personal flag or have a good time medals with its personal anthem on account of WADA sanctions for doping violations.
The Worldwide Biathlon Union, in line with Russian information company TASS, will even not enable Russian workforce members to put up Russian state symbols on their social media accounts.
The IBU, nonetheless, doesn’t need “to convey the matter to the purpose of absurdity” and can let the workforce put stickers together with state symbols on the autos it makes use of in the course of the occasion. Athletes are suggested, nonetheless, to not take pictures in entrance of the autos.
Tchaikovsky to Change Russian Anthem at ISU Occasions
The Worldwide Skating Union (ISU) is happy with the Russian workforce’s selection as a alternative for its anthem at two upcoming world championships.
Alexander Kibalko, the top of the ISU technical committee, is quoted by TASS as saying that taking part in a bit of music from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 ought to a Russian win an occasion is “very authentic” and added “(e)veryone actually likes this resolution”.
The World Velocity Skating Championships runs from Feb. 11-14 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The Brief Observe Velocity Skating Championships follows on March 5-7 in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
Written by Gerard Farek
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