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Gymnastics seeking new host for championships

/ 08:00 PM May 04, 2020
Euro Gymnastics 2019

FILE – Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan performs on the parallel bars during the Men’s All-Around final during the Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Szczecin, Poland on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP)

The search is on for a new host for the women’s European gymnastics championships.

European Gymnastics, the continental governing body, says that France isn’t able to host the championships if they’re rescheduled to the fall of 2020, so the “call for a new host is open.”

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The championships were meant to take place in Paris from April 29 through May 3 as a tune-up ahead of the Olympics but were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Gymnastics is still hoping to stage them on a new date.

European Gymnastics says the men’s European championships will remain in host nation Azerbaijan on rescheduled dates later this year, and the rhythmic gymnastics championships will stay in Ukraine.

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It’s looking for a new host for the European trampoline championships to replace Sweden. That event has been moved from this month to spring 2021.

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