It’s been four days since organizers in the Yukon announced that the Arctic Winter Games that were scheduled to start Mar. 15 were cancelled over concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The World Health Organization listed COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday.
More than 2,000 athletes, coaches and support staff were set to arrive on the weekend.
Now organizers of the AWG are starting the decommission process earlier than hoped.