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World Hockey Championship cancelled due to coronavirus

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the day before, on March 22, decided to cancel the World Hockey Championship due to the spread of coronavirus.

The world tournament was to take place from May 8 to 24 in Switzerland (Zurich and Lausanne) with the participation of 16 national teams. To date, the number of those infected with the coronavirus in Switzerland has exceeded the three thousand mark.

Now, there is also tension around the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee is not going to postpone the Olympics, but the Japanese parliament has acknowledged the impossibility of holding the Games. The U.S. and Australia have already withdrawn from the Olympics, scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo. The Paralympics will also be held there from August 25 to September 6.

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