During the COVID-19 pandemic, many major sports tournaments in the world were postponed. This is to prevent the spread of the disease.The Volleyball National League 2020 is also on the list.
The 2020 Volleyball National League (VNL 2020) is set earlier than the previous seasons due to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics held in July. The group stage will be played from May 22 to June 21 / 2020. The quarter final onwards will be held from 1-5/7/2020.
The final was held in the US but was displaced due to coinciding with the country’s national day. FIVB chose Torino, Italy to organize the second phase of VNL 2020.
It is appropriate for FIVB to postpone VNL 2020
Across Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing major instability throughout the entire social system. All attention now is to prevent the spread of disease.
Because of this, FIVB continues to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) every hour under the guidance of governments, then identifies the policies that are in place to protect the safety of people. fans, athletes, and organizers.
FIVB also consulted with the national volleyball federations and related agencies, to decide to postpone VNL 2020. Besides, FIVB also consulted the national volleyball federations and related agencies, to decide to postpone VNL 2020 until after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The health of athletes, organizers, and fans, is the highest priority of FIVB. This is considered the best decision at this time to reassure fans as well as comply with the requirements of the governments of the relevant countries.
Postponing VNL 2020 is necessary
The decision to postpone VNL 2020 has received the support of a large number of FIVB members. This is to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Many volleyball leagues have postponed their national championships until the flu pandemic is under control.