MONTREAL — The world figure skating championships in Montreal have been cancelled because of the spread of COVID-19.
The championships were scheduled to run March 18-22 at the Bell Centre.
It is the latest sporting event that has been wiped out by the novel coronavirus. The world women's hockey championship, which was scheduled to start later this month in Nova Scotia, was cancelled on Saturday.
The other major winter world championship event in Canada remains on schedule. The women's world curling championship is slated to start on Saturday in Prince George, B.C.
A World Rugby Sevens event went on as scheduled this past weekend in Vancouver.
Montreal, which last hosted the world figure skating championships in 1932, was awarded the event in September of 2017.
The 2021 world championships are scheduled for Stockholm.