BAM Cork City Sports International and Morton Games postponed
The 2020 editions of the BAM Cork Sports International Athletics Meet and the Morton Games have been postponed until 2021.
The two high profile international track and field meets were scheduled to take place on the 7th and 10th of July respectively, but organisers have taken the difficult decision to hold off on this year’s events in light of the recent uncertainly surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joe Hartnett, BAM Cork City Sports International Meet Director said, “We were very much looking forward this year’s meet, but the priority has to be to keep athletes, officials and spectators safe. With that in mind we have decided to postpone this year’s meet and concentrate our energy on putting on another high-class meeting in 2021”.
2020 would have been the 69th edition of the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet and it was set to build on the tremendous success of the 2019 edition which saw a number of the top Irish stars taking on some of the best athletes in the world. The Morton Games which commenced in 2008 has also become one of the most high-class athletics events in the country and will be undoubtedly missed by many.
“We felt it important to make an early decision in the interests of our stakeholders, sponsors, volunteers and most importantly our Morton Games athletes. Of course, the health of all is of paramount importance,” said Meet Director Noel Guiden.
Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams has supported the decision to postpone both events given the current challenging situation.
He said, “Athletics Ireland have long been supporters of both the Cork City Sports International Meet and the Morton Games, and we see both events as real highlights on the athletics calendar. The news will come as a disappointment, but we are in no doubt that the correct decision has been made and we look forward to even bigger and better events when the Bam Cork City Sports International and Morton Games return in 2021”.
The team behind the Bam Cork City Sports International and Morton Games would like to extend their best wishes to all athletes, coaches, fans, and their families over the coming weeks and months.