2021 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games have been postponed because of coronavirus outbreak and that event was due to take place in Liverpool from 4-7 August 2021.
The Games would have seen with learning disabilities compete in sports such as football, swimming and boccia and they are more than 2k in number.
Special Olympics GB said given the “heightened risk” to those with intellectual disabilities, postponement was the “right decision”.
A statement added: “We understand this is disappointing news for everyone involved, however the welfare of the athletes and volunteers continues to be our top priority and we must protect the health and wellbeing of all those involved in preparing for and hosting a major event.” ( BBC)
Organisers will now work to reschedule the Games, which take place every four years though it was about more than 1 year later from now.