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Denmark withdraws as host for the WORLD cup in gymnastics

Denmark give up the hosting of the WORLD cup in gymnastics, which should have been held in the Royal Arena in 2021.

It confirms GymDanmark.

the Reason for the drastic decision is the federation's strained economy.

As a result of coronapandemien rains GymDanmark with a millionunderskud in 2020/21, and therefore, the connected, that it is unsafe to conduct the event.

- The deficit that would potentially come out of the WORLD cup, we would not be able to keep to the as confederation, says GymDanmarks president, Anders Jacobsen.

- There are economic challenges in the event in itself because of the corona, and we have economic challenges in the connected due to corona. At the same time, we know not, what happens worldwide in the next two years.

- It all together makes that we, as the board of directors has chosen to draw us as the organizer, explains the president.

At other major sporting events in Denmark such as the WORLD cup in Handball and the WORLD cup in ice hockey, the Danish confederation served millions.

But it was far from safe, it would be gone at the gymnastics WORLD cup, and in the end was the risk too great.

- We have from the beginning operated with a zero budget at the WORLD cup. And looking at the federation's overall work in the longer term, is the most responsible, that we pull the plug now, " says Anders Jacobsen.

GymDanmark is in dialogue with The International Gymnastikforbund (FIG) about what the Danish decision comes to mean.

FIG announces on its website that it is now right now considering what needs to happen with next year's WORLD cup.

- FIG's executive committee takes the decision to the note and expresses his annoyance and disappointment.

- the Executive committee will shortly consider the consequences, among other things, the launching of a new round of betting of the event, says.

the WORLD cup in gymnastics would have been settled 18.-24. October.

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See also: New WORLD grandprix cancelled: Vojens can open the WORLD cup season

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