Several FINA events postponed, Tokyo Diving World Cup has not been adjusted yet

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On March 12th, Beijing time, FINA official news, as the COVID-19 epidemic has reached a global epidemic status, FINA decided A series of events will be postponed in the near future, including the postponement of the diving series Kazan station, and whether the Diving World Cup to be held in Tokyo on April 21 will be postponed is still under further discussion.

The notice is as follows:

Following the World Health Organization’s announcement that the current COVID-19 epidemic has reached a global epidemic After the status, the recently established FINA Task Force (via video conference) held its first meeting (via video conference) to assess the risks of the upcoming FINA competition and consider the impact of the current situation on the health of Chinese athletes. A major decision was made to postpone or cancel some activities. At this challenging time, FINA’s primary concern is to actively protect the health of all participants in the activities and maintain public health.

In addition to the epidemic itself, FINA's COVID-2019 task force also carefully considered government restrictions and guidance on events and travel, as well as recommendations from the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee. FINA also held discussions with relevant host federations and committees. FINA is still grateful for their efforts to promote water sports.

Therefore, FINA would like to inform that the following event changes have been agreed upon:

Olympic Qualifiers

March 8-15 Trieste (ITA)-2020 Women's Water Polo Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The competition has been postponed to May 17-24.

The task force will discuss the situation on April 20.

March 22-29, Rotterdam (Netherlands)-2020 Men's Water Polo Olympic Qualifiers

The game is postponed to May 31 to June 7 day.

A panel of experts will discuss the situation on April 30.

April 21-26 Tokyo (Japan)-Diving World Cup

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will work together when necessary The team cooperates to make a decision.

April 30-May 3 Tokyo (Japan)-Synchronized Swimming Olympic Qualifiers

The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will Cooperate with the task force to make decisions when necessary.

April Olympic Games test items

Swimming

Water polo

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will cooperate with the task force to make decisions when necessary.

Diving World Series

March 20-22 Kazan (Russia)

The competition will be postponed to September-October 2020, and the specific time has not been determined.

March 27-29, London (UK)

At this stage, the organizers still want toRun a competition. The FINA working group will wait for further information from the British authorities and will review the status of the incident on March 16, 2020.

Water Polo

Water Polo Men’s and Women’s World League

The game is postponed to September-October 2020 Held during the period, the specific time is undetermined.

Synchronized Swimming World Series

March 27-29, Hurghada (Egypt)

This competition will be postponed to an undetermined date.

April 3rd-5th Alexandre Ropolis (Greece)

The competition is cancelled

April 10th-12th Budapest (Hungary)

The competition will be postponed to an undecided date.

April 17-19, Kazan (Russia)

This competition will be postponed to an undetermined date.

April 23-25 ​​Suzhou (China)

The competition is cancelled

The FINA COVID-19 team will We will meet again on the 16th to further evaluate the impact of the virus on the FINA calendar of events.

FINA once again thanks all athletes around the world who support water sports. FINA also wants to express sympathy to all those affected by the epidemic.

Text/Volute

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