IIHF Cancels World Hockey Championship

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The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced it will be cancelling the 2020 World Hockey Championship amid health concerns and travel bans.

This year's tournament, which usually features NHL players, was scheduled to take place in Switzerland May 8 to 24.

In a release, the IIHF states "the coronavirus is a global problem and requires major efforts by government bodies to combat its spread."'

The IIHF also says there is no possibility to relocate the 16-team tournament on such short notice.