Genoa to host season's first World Cup in June

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By World Para Dance Sport

World Para Dance Sport will open the season in Genoa in June when the Italian city hosts the Genoa 2021 World Cup. 

The competition will be held from 4 to 6 June at the Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.

The venue was set to host the European Championships in 2020 but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Cup will be the first official World Para Dance Sport competition since the 2019 World Championships in Bonn, Germany.

Teams have until 15 March to submit a letter of intent in case they plan to take part in the World Cup. The deadline for entries is 5 May.

World Para Dance Sport Manager, Camila Rodrigues said: “We are really happy to be see Genoa hosting an important event this year following the cancellation of the European Championships in 2020. We are looking forward to seeing some of the world’s best athletes in action again.”

In a statement, the Genoa 2021 Local Organising Committee (LOC) said: “Liguria Region will be hosting one of the most important international events in the Para dance sport calendar this year. The World Cup will be an important path for the promotion of the sport nationwide in Italy. We would like to thank World Para Dance Sport, NPC Italy, the Italian Dance Sport Federation, the Liguria Region and the Municipality of Genoa for their support.”

More information can be found on World Para Dance Sport website.