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.