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Snowboarding world championships moved to Aspen from China

Snowboard Halfpipe World Championship
Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 13:52:16-05

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The snowboarding world championships have been moved from China to the United States because of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The International Ski Federation says Aspen will stage slopestyle, halfpipe and big air events from March 8-16.

They had been scheduled to held this month in Zhangjiakuo.

The Colorado resort will also host four World Cup events after the worlds.

All events are subject to changing travel limits and quarantine demands as more transmissible variants of COVID-19 spread.