March 12, 2020
2020 USA Muaythai Team Withdrawals from the Pan American Championships in Peru Due to Coronavirus
LOS ANGELES, CA –– WHO declares coronavirus a global pandemic.
In light of the escalating concerns, precautions, and travel restrictions related to the spread of the coronavirus, the USMF has decided to withdraw the USA Muaythai team from the 2020 Pan American Muaythai Championships.
The health, safety, and well-being of USMF athletes and staff are always paramount. And, after much deliberation, the USMF has decided to withdraw the team from the tournament.
While the risk of serious illness remains low for the team, Peru is experiencing multiple instances of limited community spread. Should there be any changes in the CDC's risk level for Peru within the next week and a half, the team could be faced with government imposed travel bans and/or quarantines delaying scheduled returns and impacting travelers financially.
Marcy Maxwell | United States Muaythai Federation| Vice President
United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) is a 503 (c ) non-profit organization based out of Texas. It was formed to help develop and unify the sport of Muaythai in the United States, and also to identify and select athletes, both youth and adult, to compete at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) Muaythai World Championships, as well as other IFMA events including the PanAms and The World Games.
The USMF is the sole national federation in the United States. USMF currently has 4,000 registered members that include athletes, gyms, and coaches spanning the United States.
Media contact: Jeff Dojillo| United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) |Chief Brand Officer|
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