2021 Stuttgart World Cup cancelled

By Patricia Duffy | January 14, 2021
2021 Stuttgart World Cup cancelled for second year in a row
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The 2021 Stuttgart World Cup is cancelled. For the second year in a row, the event falls victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally set for March 19-21, 2021 at Stuttgart Porsche Arena, the meet was cancelled due to “increased costs and the risk of short-term cancellation by the authorities.”

While there are discussions of having another meet in the fall of 2021 to act as a replacement, that doesn’t solve the impact on Olympic qualifying for the 2021 Tokyo Games.

The German Gymnastics Federation, the official organizer of the all-around World Cup event, is currently discussing an alternative location for the meet, which is part of the FIG’s All-Around World Cup qualifying series for the Olympics. Per the FIG, a final decision will be made by the end of January.

The 2021 Stuttgart World Cup cancellation follows just days after the FIG announced a wave of World Cup cancellations due to the pandemic, including the Cottbus World Cup.

You can see the FIG’s full event calendar here.

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