Dear friends, wherever you are,
With immeasurably heavy hearts we have had to make the decision to cancel the upcoming WUC Ski Orienteering Championships as a result of precautions being undertaken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are truly heartbroken upon this very unfortunate reality – we had to make a decision none of us wanted to make and choose an option that was considered the best by all parties.
Based on the developments of the last couple of days, the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the notification from the Finnish government, the championships must be cancelled. All main stakeholders including the Finnish Olympic Committee and the Finnish Orienteering Federation share this view.
The Finnish government has cancelled all events involving more than 500 people, from now until the end of May 2020.
All teams supposed to have attended have been informed and we hope to make the cancellation as smooth and painless as possible.
On behalf of the whole organizing committee here in Rovaniemi, we wish us all a better spring. Health always comes first.
Stay safe and be well.