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Women’s curling world championship canceled again

World Women's Curling Championship - Day Four

RIGA, LATVIA - MARCH 19: A detailed view as Lisa Weagle of Canada throws the stone and holds her broom in the match between Canada and Sweden on Day 4 of the Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship at the Volvo Sports Centre on March 19, 2013 in Riga, Latvia. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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The world women’s curling championship was canceled for a second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament, originally set for late March in Switzerland, could be rescheduled, according to World Curling. The world championship was to determine most of the 2022 Olympic qualifying nations, so that process must be amended.

In December, USA Curling postponed its 2021 national championships until after the world championships and decided to send its 2020 champions to 2021 Worlds.

The U.S. women’s team that was entered for worlds included PyeongChang Olympians Tabitha Peterson, Becca Hamilton and Aileen Geving.

The men’s world championship is still scheduled for Calgary in April. The world championship for mixed doubles, an event that made its Olympic debut in 2018, is scheduled to start later in April, but a host hasn’t been announced.

PyeongChang Olympic champions John Shuster, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner are on the U.S. team entered for men’s worlds. Peterson and PyeongChang Olympic alternate Joe Polo are the U.S.’ mixed doubles team.

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