10 March 2020

GB ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

GB Snowsport today announced that the GB Alpine Championships 2020 which were due to be held in Tignes, France between March 29 and April 10, 2020 have been cancelled due to the escalating cases of the COVID-19  virus in Europe. 

Following weeks of monitoring and taking government advice - both in the UK and France - the GB Snowsport Board convened along with GB Snowsport Chief Medical Officer, Professor Mike Loosemore, to make the decision to protect those competing in - or planning to attend - the event.

Vicky Gosling OBE, Chief Executive Officer of GB Snowsport, said: “GB Snowsport will not put anyone at risk during these times of heightened health concerns and therefore we have taken the sensible and difficult decision to cancel the British Alpine Championships 2020.

“The annual event is a great celebration of British alpine skiing and a real highlight in the season for British athletes. I want to extend my thanks to all those who had worked so hard in planning the event and for the community of Tignes for their continued support.”

All athletes, who have entered, have been notified directly and Vicky Gosling added: “We know this is hugely disappointing for all those who had been looking forward to Tignes but GB Snowsport take their responsibility for the well-being of all athletes, officials and spectators extremely seriously.

“Sadly, due to the continuing threat of the COVID-19 virus and the fact that there are no later dates available in the calendar, the Championships will have to be cancelled for 2020.’

For additional questions or for more information please contact: gbalpinechamps@gbsnowsport.com

 

 

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