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Discussion: WOC

in: Orienteering; General

Mar 27, 2020 10:46 AM # 
Posted on the WOC web page.

25-March, Covid-19 update

The situation concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic develops extremely fast. This may potentially affect the planning of WOC2020, and we know it also creates great uncertainty for all of you who are looking forward to visiting WOC2020 either as runners or as guests.

We in the WOC organizing team are monitoring the situation closely and keep contact with the Danish authorities. We are still planning towards a WOC in July, but at same time we recognize the seriousness of the situation, and we are looking into different alternatives. Hopefully, we shall be wiser within next few weeks, and we shall be able to announce a final decision.

Regarding the WOC Tour we have made the following changes:

The Early Bird deadline is postponed to 1-May
We encourage you to still make your entries in Orienteering Online, but NOT transfer any payments until you receive notice from the WOC Tour organization.
In the event of cancellation or postponement, all fees will naturally be refunded.
We thank you for your understanding and your patience in this challenging situation.

The WOC organizing committee
Mar 27, 2020 5:43 PM # 
The IOF just posted this as well:

Here's the quote about WOC: "Regarding the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2020 scheduled to be held in Denmark July 7-11, contingency planning is going on at the moment for postponement of the event to October. A decision is expected within a few days. The IOF will publish news about this and any potential consequences for other events in the calendar once the decision is made."
Mar 28, 2020 1:01 AM # 
Also in cancellation news: they're looking at postponement options for JWOC (although I'd still be surprised if it happens), and WMOC 2020 is cancelled but Slovakia will be reallocated an event no later than 2023 (presumably this means they'll be given the currently unallocated 2023 slot, unless they're needed to step in for 2021 because Japan postpones World Masters Games due to the Olympics clash).
May 7, 2020 11:27 AM # 
WOC2020 cancelled.

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