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2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games Postponed

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games, which were scheduled to be held in Bay Roberts from August 15-22, are postponed.

Because of the current Public Health State of Emergency, all sports facilities are closed, athletes are not able to train in the regular way, play downs are not happening and teams cannot be selected.

The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development has consulted with the Town of Bay Roberts, the 2020 Games Host Committee and SportNL, and there is mutual agreement that the Games should be postponed.

The Provincial Government recognizes that athletes, sports organizations, sponsors and others may be disappointed by this decision, but we all appreciate that the health and safety of everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador is of the utmost concern as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision is consistent with recent public announcements from other jurisdictions such as cancelling the Arctic Winter Games and the International Olympic Committee postponing the 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Summer Games in Japan.

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