Will the H.K. Sevens Be Cancelled Due to Protests?



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Posted by Ed 21 days ago
The Hong Kong Rugby Union kicked off its public ballot today for residents to access general admission tickets to the 2020 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and also issued a statement in regards to the city’s ongoing protest crisis.
 
HKRU chief executive officer Robbie McRobbie addressed the current situation in Hong Kong, in which protesters have brought the city to its knees by crippling transport networks since Monday.
 
On Friday the HKRU announced it was cancelling all rugby games and events for the weekend.
 
“We begin working on the next year’s Sevens the day after the last event,” said McRobbie about the extensive planning that goes into arguably the city’s biggest event of the year."
 
“The tournament is still five months from kick-off, but we are monitoring the situation and are in close communication with all relevant stakeholders, and our preparations are proceeding apace.”
 
https://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/3037883/we-are-monitoring-situation-2020-hong-kong-sevens-still-go-public 
 
 
If this situation is not resolved by then ...   we'll have far bigger concerns than whether or not a rugby tournament happens...  in fact if the CBD and the city remain paralyzed much longer... all bets are off. 
 
We need a massive initiative from the government to repair this catastrophe ---  a 'Marshall Plan' type deal...   
 
 
 

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Ed 21 days ago
Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong, one of the most high-profile music events in Asia, has been cancelled because of the continuing protests in the city. ... The 60,000-capacity festival was due to run from 22-24 November, with Mumford & Sons, Halsey and Lil Pump among the acts booked to perform.


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