In its meeting on 26 March, the CSIT Executive Committee made an important and responsible decision due to the still ongoing Corona pandemic. The 7th CSIT World Sports Games 2021, which were to be held in Cervia, Italy, beginning of June, have been postponed to 12 to 17 October 2021. Due to the still very tense Corona situation, this decision was imperative. CSIT President Bruno Molea met with the mayor of the host city of Cervia on Monday and agreed on the new date.
"We had to make this decision to allow athletes, sports professionals and accompanying persons from all over the world to participate in the World Sports Games," explained CSIT President Bruno Molea. "Keeping the original date in the first week of June would have jeopardised the participation of many non-European athletes, as current Italian Covid-19 protocols require all non-Europeans to be quarantined upon arrival in Italy. Therefore, we decided to postpone the date of the event to give everyone the opportunity to actually return to the sport after the pandemic."
The CSIT ExCom analysed the current status quo very carefully and concluded that under the current circumstances, the deteriorating situation and considering the health of the WSG participants, it would be irresponsible to hold WSG2021 in two months. The decision was not easy, but the only logical one given the current circumstances. CSIT also immediately informed its partners about the far-reaching decision and received positive feedback throughout. Some partners already reacted very positively and also assured CSIT of their participation in October. The CSIT Office is always available to answer questions and wishes all members and partners all the best and above all good health. All information on the further procedure regarding the staging of the 7th CSIT World Sports Games 2021 will of course be published on www.csit.tv.