Iowa Special Olympics tournament canceled due to coronavirus

Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 11, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) — Due to coronavirus concerns, Special Olympics Iowa says an upcoming tournament has been canceled.

The 2020 Mid-Winter Tournament, which was scheduled on Friday and Saturday in Iowa City, will not take place according to a post by Special Olympics Iowa.

"While canceling events is truly disappointing for athletes who have trained for months to compete – as well as for the volunteers, family, friends and our staff and board who support them and look forward to cheering for them – we know that our love of sport doesn’t compare to the importance of protecting the health and safety of all involved," the group said in the post.

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