China gymnastics team pulls out of WCup due to travel ban
Added 02-15-20 01:03:02am EST - “The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has withdrawn from the event due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday.” - Washingtontimes.com
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week’s World Cup in Melbourne has withdrawn from the event due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday.
The restrictions on foreign nationals travelling from China were introduced in early February and extended for another week on Thursday.
The extension effectively rules out China’s participation at the Feb. 20-23 World Cup, which offers qualifying points for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
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“It has been a very challenging few weeks for us all, but none more so than for the Chinese gymnasts and officials who have been training and preparing to come to Melbourne,” Gymnastics Australia chief executive Kitty Chiller said in a statement.
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