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Update: U Sports has cancelled its men’s and women’s national championships

by Matthew Coyte March 12, 2020
Update: U Sports has cancelled its men’s and women’s national championships

UPDATE: U Sports has officially cancelled their national championship tournaments in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Official statement from Lisette Johnson-Stapley, U Sports’ Chief Sport Officer:

“As proud partner of Hockey Canada, we understand how difficult a decision this was to make. We understand the disappointment felt by our student-athletes, coaches, officials and wonderful hosts however the decision was made with the best interest of all participants in mind.”

 

Original article:

U Sports has told The Concordian that all of its national championships will go forward, and that the organization is in close contact with Public Health Officials across the country. 

Official statement from the organization:

“U SPORTS and our championship hosts are in contact with Public Health Officials in each province where we are hosting national championships this weekend. As of 9:45 this morning, we still have clearance from Public Health to go forward with the championships.
We will provide an update if anything changes. In the meantime, you can read more on the steps U SPORTS and its members are taking to deal with COVID-19 by visiting our website at: https://usports.ca/hq/covid-19-advisory”
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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