The World Curling Federation has recently decided to cancel the 2020 World Mixed Curling Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland due to the bad effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event had been previously scheduled to take place at Curl Aberdeen from the 1st to 7th of October as the first tournament being held within the three-year hosting partnership. The federation said this partnership had now been reduced to a two-year agreement which is only available for the events taking place during the period from 2021 to 2022.
World Curling president Kate Caithness announced recently: “It’s with regret that we are announcing it is no longer possible to run the World Mixed Curling Championship 2020.
“Unfortunately, with the continuing spread of the virus and the restrictions it has placed on international travel, safely bringing athletes and staff to the championship is simply not feasible at this time.”
Tom Brewster who is the manager of Curl Aberdeen and 2014 Olympic silver medallist, added: “We are disappointed that we are unable to welcome the curling family to Aberdeen in 2020. With quarantine restrictions still in place, it is simply too early in the curling season for us to host the championship. Instead, we now look forward to welcoming everyone to Curl Aberdeen for the World Mixed Curling Championship 2021.”
The federation said that the organizers will try their best to follow all the strict restrictions to keep the safety of all people involved and will make further announcements about the schedule of the upcoming championships as soon as possible.
Curling is now no longer an unfamiliar sport in Scotland and many other nations, which has been played in this country as far back as the sixteenth century. The WCF’s headquarters is located in Perth, Scotland.
In other news, the federation recently agreed on a two-year extension to its contract with iX.co, the digital arm of media and marketing partner the Infront agency, with the viewing to enhancing its output in China ahead of the 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The WCF first joined forces with iX.co in August 2019 as it launched its first social media channel on Chinese platform Sina Weibo.