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Dear friends of the DSJ,

After careful consideration, we decided yesterday, together with the German Embassy and the board of our school, that the School Olympics 2020 in Johannesburg will not take place due to the COVID 19 pandemic in March.

Please believe this was not an easy decision and we hoped until the very last moment to let the event take place.

We have a lot of understanding for all the sponsors, trainers, participants and organisers who spent so much energy and time preparing for this event. However, in view of the developments of the last few days, we are of the common opinion that it would be irresponsible to hold the event. In the current situation it is important to act pro-actively, to live up to our social responsibility and to do everything possible to keep the number of infected people as low as possible for as long as possible.

Thomas Bachmeier