With the postponement of the Olympic Games now official, there are a number of resulting impacts to our community, particularly around events that would have occurred this year, that are still unclear. We are working through contingency plans and hope to provide an update as soon as possible. But, we also know that any new plans will be tentative at best, until we have a better idea of how long this continuing pandemic will affect us.
We are in the process of exploring alternative dates for events that have been impacted by the Coronavirus and the postponement of the Tokyo Games. Specifically, we are working with the USOPC and the St. Louis Sports Commission to reschedule the Olympic Trials, once the new dates for the Olympic Games are set. Barring any scheduling conflicts, we are planning to hold Olympic Trials in St. Louis in 2021.
We are also exploring rescheduling 2020 events to late summer or fall, but only if it is safe to hold events in light of the global pandemic and our athletes’ ability to train appropriately beforehand. Specifically, we are exploring the possibility of rescheduling the 2020 GK U.S. Classic, 2020 U.S. Championships, 2020 USA Gym Championships and 2020 National Congress and Trade Show.
As you can imagine, working through the rescheduling of these events, and the details of each, is challenging and complex, so we truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this.
As soon as new information is available, we will share it with you