It’s a measure that was many were expecting, but now it’s official.
The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has requested to the Italian government that all sports – regardless of level – be suspended in the country until 3 April.
To put the order into effect, all that is needed is for Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to sign it.
The measure comes about after days of disagreements between various governmental bodies, the Lega Serie A, and the Italian players’ association on how to handle the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The announcement reiterated that international competitions do not fall within CONI’s jurisdiction and will continue as scheduled unless the designated authorities say otherwise.