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U Sports cancels 6 national championships due to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada West cancels fall sports season due to COVID-19 pandemic
WATCH: The fall team sports season for the University of Calgary has been cancelled along with several Canada West championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moses Woldu reports.

U Sports has cancelled six national championships including the Vanier Cup because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The varsity football championship was scheduled for Nov. 28 in a city yet to be announced.

The University of Calgary Dinos are the defending champions.

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The semifinal Uteck and Mitchell Bowls were also cancelled.

The national women’s field hockey and rugby, cross-country running, men’s and women’s soccer all scheduled for later this year were also called off.

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Lost revenue from cancelled event ticket sales in Alberta

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The Atlantic and Ontario conferences announced Monday all varsity sport will shut down for the remainder of 2020.

U Sports cancels 6 national championships due to COVID-19 pandemic
U Sports cancels 6 national championships due to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada West will not operate team sports for the rest of the calendar year, and will make a decision on golf, cross-country and swimming by July 15.

READ MORE: Atlantic University Sport suspends all competition until January 2021

The RSEQ conference has yet to declare its plans for Quebec.

Athletes whose national championships are cancelled will not lose a year of eligibility, U Sports said in a statement.

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