Nov. 12 (Meslop) — The Ivy League has canceled winter sports activities for the 2020-21 season due to the continued coronavirus pandemic, officers stated Thursday evening.

The convention additionally stated it has postponed spring sports activities till at the very least the tip of February and will not transfer competitors for fall sports activities to the spring semester.

“Regrettably, the present tendencies relating to transmission of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent protocols that have to be put in place are impeding our sturdy want to return to intercollegiate athletics competitors in a secure method,” the Ivy League Council of Presidents stated in a press release.

“Scholar-athletes, their households and coaches are once more being requested to make monumental sacrifices for the nice of public well being — and we don’t make this resolution frivolously. Whereas these selections include nice disappointment and frustration, our dedication to the security and lasting well being of our student-athletes and wider communities should stay our highest precedence.”

Earlier this yr, the Ivy League grew to become the primary convention to cancel its males’s and ladies’s convention tournaments. The league additionally was the primary to announce it would not conduct fall sports activities due to the pandemic.

Now, the Ivy League turns into the primary convention to name off winter sports activities, together with males’s and ladies’s basketball. Different sports activities impacted embody wrestling, swimming, indoor monitor and discipline and fencing.