Luxembourg Euro Meet Scheduled For 28-30 January Cancelled Because of Covid

Sarah Sjostrom: Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Luxembourg Euro Meet scheduled to take place from 28-30 January has been cancelled due to the ongoing covid pandemic.

It is the second straight year the event has been called off because of covid, this time because of the wave of Omicron variant and the strict regulations in place in Luxembourg and surrounding countries.

The Euro Meet traditionally attracts a strong field including the likes of Sarah Sjostrom and Adam Peaty but we must now wait another a year at least before it is staged for the 23rd time.

Meet director Serge Hollerich said in a press release:

“The upcoming Omicron wave is expected to hit Luxembourg in the next few weeks and does not allow us to continue with the organization of the Euro Meet 2022.

“This is a very difficult decision to take, and we feel very sorry for all the athletes, volunteers
and judges who already registered for the competition.

“However, we believe that this is the right decision taking into account that the health of everybody is most important in these difficult times.”

Marco Stacchiotti, President of  the Luxembourg Swimming Federation (FLNS), added:

“Even if this is now already the second time that we need to cancel the Euro Meet due to the pandemic, we stay optimistic that we will be back stronger than ever with the 2023 edition of the Euro Meet.

“We would like to thank our partners for their ongoing trust and support in these difficult times and wish all athletes great success for 2022 and hope to see everybody back in Luxembourg in January 2023.”