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.
New Registration Deadlines for the WSG 2021
Due to the postponement of the CSIT WSG from June to October 12-17, 2021, the registration deadlines for the Games have also changed. The new registration procedure is as follows: 1 - For individuals who have already successfully pre-registered for WSG 2021 and remitted a portion of the registration fee, a new feature is that the pre-registration period has reopened and pre-registration for CSIT Sports can be changed until July 8 (new deadline). 2 - New registrations are still possible from now on:
- Preliminary Registration ends for all CSIT Sports on July 8.
- New Final Registration for all, including CSIT partners, deadline for the WSG is September 1, 2021!
Next CSIT Board Meeting on July 9
Shortly after the preliminary registration deadline on July 8, the CSIT Executive Committee will make further decisions on the conduct of CSIT sports (championships, categories, disciplines) on July 9 after analyzing the Covid 19 situation and the registration numbers received by then. CSIT recommends that travel bookings be made only after July 9, but that travel cancellation insurance be purchased in general.
42nd CSIT Congress in Cervia on October 11
As things stand, CSIT plans to hold its next Congress on October 11 at the site of the CSIT World Sports Games in Cervia, scheduled for October 12-17, 2021 in Emilia Romagna. So one day before the official start of the WSG 2021, which will also be the arrival day of the athletes. An online meeting is not planned this year. CSIT hopes that everyone will be able to attend the Congress in person this time and combine your stay with your presence at the Games. The Opening Ceremony of the CSIT World Sports Games is scheduled for October 13.