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Arctic Winter Games cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Source: Andrew Jeffrey, cbc.ca, March 10, 2020

Due to the fact athletes would be eating, sleeping and competing in close proximity, Yukon’s acting chief medical officer of health felt the risk was too great to continue with the games. 

Athletes and sports organizers in northern Alberta are feeling devastated after this year’s Arctic Winter Games were cancelled.

The biennial event, which was to run later this month in Whitehorse, was called off on Saturday because of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus. Yukon’s acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. Catherine Elliott, made this recommendation because she felt there was no scenario where it would be safe to conduct the games.

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