The 2020 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) has been canceled amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, volleyball's global governing body FIVB announced on Friday.
The VNL 2020 was slated to begin on May 19 for the women's competition and May 22 for the men's event.
However, the FIVB explained that the annual tournament has had to be canceled this year due to the pandemic and its impact on host cities being able to deliver safe, accessible and high-quality competitions.
The "FIVB World Women's Volleyball League Hong Kong 2020", which was originally scheduled to be held at the Hong Kong Coliseum from June 9 to 11, 2020, was one of the "FIVB World Volleyball League 2020" one-stop events. In response to the decision of the above-mentioned FIVB, the "FIVB World Women's Volleyball League Hong Kong 2020" will not be re-run.
Last year’s edition of the VNL featured 16 of the world’s best teams in each gender competing for the coveted VNL Champions title. Russia took first place in the men’s finals in Chicago, United States and the USA took the top spot in the women’s in front of huge crowds in Nanjing, China.
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