The IIHF also canceled the 2020 World Cup in Switzerland due COVID-19.
After the IIHF had to cancel all World Cup tournaments due to COVID-19 in the last days and weeks, the official cancellation of the IIHF World Cup 2020 in Switzerland followed.
IIHF President Rene Fasel: “We have to put sport aside for now. This is a harsh reality for the international ice hockey family, but we have to accept it. COVID-19 is a global problem and requires great government efforts to combat its spread. „
The World Cup should have taken place in Zurich and Lausanne from May 8th to 24th. The possible scenario of a postponement of the World Cup in Switzerland to another year has to be discussed in the IIHF congress, since the host countries for the upcoming World Cups have already been determined by 2025. This decision will only be made at the next IIHF congress.