The international debut of ‘Olimp’ club will not take place –…

The international debut of ‘Olimp’ club will not take place –…

first_imgThe International Hockey Federation (IIHF), considering all the risks associated with the spread of Covid-19, decided on Monday that the Continental Cup will not be held next season, the IIHF reports. Content will continue after the ad Advertising This decision was taken by the organisation’s board on the recommendation of the IIHF expert group.This season, Latvia would be represented in the Continental Cup by last year’s regular season winner “Olimp”, who would make his debut in the international tournament.The first qualifying matches of the Continental Cup were scheduled for October 16 in the Icelandic city of Agireiri and the Bulgarian capital Sofia.The panel recommended that the tournament be canceled altogether because Iceland is still subject to various entry restrictions imposed in connection with Covid-19.“We carefully considered the conditions in the countries that planned to host group tournaments. We wanted the competition to take place in a safe environment for players,” said IIHF President René Fassel. “Unfortunately, the specifics of this tournament mean that the competition is hosted in six different countries with the participation of 20 clubs, so we do not believe that it would be safe to hold the tournament in a Covid-19 pandemic.”The consequences of the cancellation of the Continental Cup will be summarized by the IIHF Competition and Coordination Committee.“Olimp” in the Group E of the Continental Cup was drawn together with the winner of Soligorsk “Šahtjor” (Belarus), Lubljana “Olimpija” (Slovenia), as well as the winner of qualifying group B.last_img

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