The 2019-2020 World Para Snowboard World Cup Finals taking place in Hafjell, Norway, has been cancelled.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has announced that all events with 500 or more participants are cancelled in the country as a measure to control the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Events with less than 500 participants are to be given a risk assessment based on instructions from the Institute to all local health authorities.
Based on a risk assessment of the World Para Snowboard World Cup and World Para Alpine World Cup in Hafjell, the local health authorities at the Municipality of Oyer – where Hafjell is located – have decided that the event had to be cancelled.
The Hafjell 2020 Local Organising Committee and World Para Snow Sports regret the cancellation of the World Cups but support the decision to place the health and well-being of athletes, participants and the general public as a total priority.
The World Cup Finals kicked off on Wednesday (11 March) and were set to take place until Sunday.