Covid-19 puts World Mixed Curling Championship on ice
The World Curling Federation has been forced to cancel this year's World Mixed Curling Championship, scheduled for Aberdeen, Scotland later this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The championship was slated for 10 to 17 October, but WCF president Kate Caithness said in a statement: "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."
The WCF said it would continue monitoring the impact of Covid-19 before taking a decision on other events.
The WCF only signed a three-year contract with the regional Curl Aberdeen body last month for the annual World Mixed Curling Championship to be staged in the city to 2022.
The tournament, which involves teams of two female and two male athletes, was staged in Aberdeen last year.
It is the newest event on the WCF calendar, having launched in 2015.
Bern in Switzerland staged the inaugural World Mixed Curling Championship, with Kazan (Russia), Champery (Switzerland) and Kelowna (Canada) holding subsequent editions.