The MIC is postponed for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Way a year that the coronavirus paralyzing the country and forcing everyone to stay home and change their daily habits, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc while disrupting plans. Football does not escape, visibly punished like many other estates. A couple of months before Easter, MICFootball has had to be postponed for the second year in a row. It could no longer be held in 2020 when the machinery was already up and running and a lot of equipment had registered. This time, with more time and room for maneuver, the organizers have confirmed that it is impossible to hold a tournament of this caliber, a benchmark in the region and also of international resonance, without endangering the health of its participants. Thus, in 2021 there will be no MIC. This is decided. The intention, hoping that the context will be more favorable over the months, is to be able to celebrate it from next year, on the usual dates.

So that the province is not orphaned for so long, MICSports is organizing another tournament, on a smaller scale, which intends to see the light next June. This is the MIC Summer Cup, a competition adapted to current circumstances, where you will want to promote all those teams, whether local, state or international, which have supported in previous editions. That’s how he explained it Juanjo Rovira, director of the MIC, in a statement issued yesterday. “Although this year we will not be able to celebrate it as we know it and for Easter, we are working hard to try to offer, in June of this same 2021, a tournament adapted to the circumstances by the teams that have offered us their support for so many years. We hope to return stronger. Rovira and all the organizers hope that next year the twentieth anniversary of the tournament can be celebrated “with all the guarantees and the same quality as always”. And he adds: “We will work with the commitment to offer a great edition to see the young promises of training football enjoy in a safe environment.”

The 2019 edition was the last to be contested to date. A year ago it could not be celebrated because of the effects of the pandemic, which had just recently taken its toll. Press the pause button the MIC, which in recent years had hosted, between football and basketball tournaments, more than 1,100 games and about 7,500 players from about 400 different teams around the world. It is always held in the province of Girona, and leaves an impact of more than eleven and a half million euros, according to a study commissioned in 2018.

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Belgian Wout van Aert wins the World Cup

The Belgian Wout van Aert marked his territory by winning on Sunday January 24 in Overijse (center) the Cyclo-cross World Cup in front of his great rival, the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, at a week of Worlds whose holding will depend on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic. Van Aert won the fifth and final round of the event, edging the reigning world champion by more than a minute, who suffered a puncture on the second of eight laps. The world championship is scheduled for next Sunday in Ostend, on a largely sandy circuit by the North Sea, and promises to be a duel between van Aert and van der Poel, both triple world champions. Between the winner (on the road) of the last Milan-San Remo and that of the Tour of Flanders 2020, the duel promises to be close.