Coronavirus: Aliann Pompey Invitational 2020 suspended

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The Aliann Pompey Invitational (API) 2020 has been suspended pending the announcement of the new date for the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This year’s API was originally schedule for June 4, at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

“Given the fact that this year’s API forms part of the World Athletics Continental Tour for the calendar year and is a major part of the preparation for athletes looking to qualify for Tokyo 2020, we want to ensure that the event offers athletes from around the world, the best possible way, without hindrance, a chance to make their Olympic dream true,” API said on Thursday.

The IOC announced the postponement of the Games to take place no later than a year from the scheduled date and as such, API wants to leave the door open to the possibility of having the meet, should the Games be sometime sooner than next summer.

“Nonetheless, API will follow the lead of World Athletics, CONSUDATLE, National Sports Commissions (NSC) and the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), adhere to the requirements and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as regional and local health officials; joining the rest of the sporting world battling the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic,” API concluded.

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