No University sports national championships will happen in Canada this year

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We’ve got some tough news for athletes and fans alike, folks. On Thursday, Canada’s university sports association, U Sports, announced that all winter national championships will be cancelled this year. This comes just a few months after all fall championships were cancelled, as well. Here’s the scoop.

The affected sports are basketball, hockey, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Basically, it was decided that cross-country travel was too risky this winter. Instead of tip-toeing around these issues, U Sports just called the championships off.

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It’s a major blow to university sports. In fact, this is the first time since a national body for university sports called off the championships. That is, as long as you don’t count the sudden cancellations that came in March of this year.

But, we respect U Sports for putting the safety of athletes and staff over championships. For the record, all university athletes will be given one extra year of playing eligibility, since this one is kind of a write-off.

For more information, click here for the official press release.