24th June 2020
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that International University Sports Federation (FISU) has cancelled the 2020 FISU World University Waterski & Wakeboard Championships, that were to be held in Dnipro, Ukraine on September 24th – 27th 2020.
The FISU Steering Committee met on Monday, June 15th and we received a letter from Mr Eric Saintrond- FISU’s Secretary General/CEO.
In part, Mr Sainttrond’s letter read as follows:
” During this challenging period most of countries keep facing today, it is FISU’s duty to make cautious decisions in order to ensure the safety of all people involved in its events. As you know, we have been closely monitoring the current situation and have tried so far to react accordingly in the best possible way.
Following the discussions that were held between FISU and your Organising Committee, the situation has been reported and discussed with the FISU Steering Committee that took place on Monday, 15 June.
As a result, we hereby confirm the cancellation of the 2020 World University Waterski & Wakeboard Championship. This has not been an easy decision to make but we truly believe it is the wisest choice in these circumstances.”
Needless to say, this was a painful decision for all involved but there were simply too many uncertainties involved to arrive at any other conclusion to ensure a quality event and to keep all participant’s safe.
On behalf of the IWWF World University Commission, I want to thank all of you who have invested so much time and effort in preparation for these Championships. I know it’s a huge disappointment for all of us but, as the world returns to a new normal, we’ll pick ourselves back up and begin preparations for the 2022 FISU World University Waterski & Wakeboard Championships in Belarus.
Chairman, IWWF World University Commission
Chairman, FISU Waterski & Wakeboard Technical Committee
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About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing
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