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CFL cancels 2020 season during pandemic, ends 100-plus year run for Grey Cup

BY , Aug 17, 2020 9:13 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg.

It marks the first year the Grey Cup won't be presented since 1919.

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the league governors decided it is in the best long-term interests of the CFL to concentrate on the future.

The league couldn't secure financing from Ottawa which it said was necessary to stage a shortened season.

The move comes after the CFL couldn't solve a number of issues in an effort to try to salvage a season.

The league was unable to secure financing from the federal government after presenting Ottawa with a $30-million, interest-free loan request Aug. 3 to stage an abbreviated 2020 season.

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