World Cup cancelled!

There will be no FIG A category World Cup from June 3-7 in San Juan (PUR) this year because of a lack of money, as you can read on the FIG-website.

“President Jose O. Vargas and the Executive Committee came to this difficult decision for reasons that are entirely unrelated to the federation, but which stem from the global economic crisis. The sponsorship money they were counting on for the event has not materialised and could no longer be guaranteed, making it impossible for the organisers to host the World Cup this year. They’ re hoping for a May edition in 2010.”

It´s scary how influential the financial crisis is.

Perhaps the other A category World Cups in Glasgow (GBR), Moscow (RUS), Doha (QAT), Osijek (CRO) and Stuttgart (GER) this year will be better attended, after the competition in Puerto Rico is cancelled. But that would be the only positive thing in this case.

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