European Aquatics has canceled the Continental Water Polo Championships scheduled to take place in Israel in January due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the governing body announced in a statement on Thursday.
The event, held in the city of Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, was canceled after meetings with the Israeli Water Polo Association.
“…both institutions have agreed that it will be impossible to host the European Water Polo Championships in Netanya, Israel, as planned in January 2024,” European Aquatics said.
European Aquatics said it was looking at other options to allow teams to qualify for the World Water Polo Championships in Doha in February.
The conflict in Israel began on October 7.