Judo’s Rabat Grand Prix cancelled due to coronavirus spread

The International Judo Federation announced yesterday that the scheduled Rabat Grand Prix event has been cancelled. The decision comes as a result of new Government measures aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus.

Here is the full statement from IJF:

“The International Judo Federation regrets to inform you that due to the Corona virus outbreak and the world health situation, specifically within Morocco, where precautionary measures have been scaled up as of today, the Judo Grand Prix in Rabat, Morocco scheduled from March 6-8 was cancelled upon decision of the Moroccan Government. The IJF has been informed of the decision at 15:00 local time. All international sports competitions, exhibitions and public gatherings have also been cancelled or postponed in the country.

We apologize for the unexpected occurrence of the event and we do understand the inconvenience for all stakeholders, especially for our athletes and delegations.

The IJF is currently searching for the appropriate solutions for this unexpected situation and all its consequences across all levels. As a first emergency measure, the IJF has reopened the registration for Ekaterinburg Grand Slam (March 13-15) until the end of accreditation, Thursday, 12th March at 12:00pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we assure the international judo family to do our utmost to find the best solutions for all situations derived from the current crisis.”

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