The 39th edition of the FBK Games has been cancelled following Dutch government measures forbidding all events until at least June 1st. The FBK Games will not take place later this year but have released June 6, 2021, as their new date.
Global Sports Communication, organiser of the FBK Games states that cancelling the FBK Games and its side-events was the only right thing to do with the current situation worldwide. The health of athletes, fans, volunteers and everyone else involved takes the highest priority. The FBK Games was supposed to celebrate its first edition as being a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event.
‘The only responsible decision’
Ellen van Langen, Meeting Director FBK Games: “It’s with a heavy heart that we had to take this decision. Together with everyone else, we have an obligation to stop this virus and therefore this is the only right thing to do. We have looked at opportunities to organize the event at a later date this year but due to an overloaded sports calendar later in the fall it proved impossible to organize an event at the level that we want to give to our fans and the athletes. We have decided to postpone the event by a year and organize it on June 6, 2021.”
Jos Hermens, Director Global Sports Communication, adds: “Not just for us but it’s also a pity for all the athletes who love coming tot he FBK Games. But there are more important things than sport going on in the world right now. Let’s make sure together that we get this virus under control and sport will find it’s way back in everyday life in our society.”
Partners and sponsors
“On behalf of the organisation, I want to thank our sponsors and partners for their support during this situation. In times like these, you see that strong partners such as the FBK Businessclub, Province of Overijssel, City of Hengelo en loyal sponsors are essential. We promise an incredible event in 2021.” Said Hans Kloosterman (Meeting Director FBK Games)
Visitors who have already purchased a ticket will be contacted by the organisation.
They can decide whether to use their ticket for 2021 or to request a refund.
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