FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2018 –
The World Championships to be held later this summer in China are to be relocated, and a new location will be announced soon. Unfortunately, the Chinese governmental permission necessary for the China Racquetball Federation to host the World Championships was delayed, which has resulted in other logistical complications.
IRF President Osvaldo Maggi expressed his disappointment. "It is with great sadness that the IRF has made the difficult decision to move the World Championships this summer and delay hosting a tournament in China. We will continue to work with the Asian Racquetball Federation and the China Racquetball Federation with the goal of holding a future IRF event there soon. In the meantime, the Executive Committee is discussing our backup location, and we hope to make an announcement very soon regarding the location of the World Championships in August."
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