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Winter Sports

COVID: Army 2020/21 winter sports season cancelled

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The Army Winter Sports Association (AWSA) has cancelled upcoming winter sports season activities.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, amid a continued rise in UK coronavirus cases.

The AWSA said that the decision had been taken with the "potential impact" of COVID-19 in mind.

"Given the current and potential future impact of COVID-19 and the risk to our people, it has been concluded that AWSA activities should be cancelled for this season," the Army Sport Control Board added.

It is unknown how the Army's decision to pull out of winter sport will affect the upcoming military winter sports competition in Meribel.

This year saw a number of military sporting events cancelled due to the pandemic, although some sports have returned.

Speaking earlier this year, the sports boards of all three services spoke about the impact the pandemic had had on military events.

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