French officials call off French Open

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The 2020 French Open, one of six elite figure skating events in the Grand Prix series, has been canceled due to COVID-19, French figure skating authorities said on Monday.The popular event was scheduled in the alpine city of Grenoble from November 13 to 15.

“It’s sad and we are sorry,” said the French organizers. “But the various conditions just don’t allow that to happen.”

The season is set to begin with Skate America in Las Vegas from October 23 to 25, when another Grand Prix, Skate Canada had already been canceled.

The Beijing Grand Prix final, which was scheduled to take place December 10-13 and serve as a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, was postponed earlier this month after Union officials skating international said travel and quarantine restrictions would make things difficult. to attract a strong field.

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