Due to the coronavirus situation, the Greek Swimming Federation has cancelled the third leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series originally scheduled from April 3 – 5 in Alexandroupoli.
This is the second world series meet to be cancelled this season due to the coronavirus after the leg in Suzhou, China, a month ago.
While the virus is seemingly slowing down in Asia after drastic restrictions, more and more European countries are taking preventive measures. After the Italian Swimming Federation yesterday announced the cancellation of every single event for the upcoming month, including its swimming Olympic trials, the Greek Federation followed suit today.
It was also a close call for the 2020 French Open as the French government forbid events of more than 1,000 people the day after the competition ended.
As of today and with the first leg behind us, the remaining events in the world series are:
- March 27 – 29: #2 in Hurghada, Egypt
- April 9 – 11: #3 in Budapest, Hungary
- April 17 – 19: #4 in Kazan, Russia
- May 29 – 31: #5 Spanish Open in Madrid, Spain
- June 12 – 14: #6 Synchro America Open in Rochester, Mich., U.S.A
- June 19 – 21: Super Final in Windsor, Ont., Canada
Article by Christina Marmet
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