TIP queer sports tournament in Paris cancelled
Le Tournoi International de Paris is always one of the major queer sporting events of the year. Generally referred to as TIP, this is a massive multi-sport event competition that brings together people for a huge range of sport and social events.
In 2020, TIP was scheduled to take place 29-31 May. That plan was that Paris would be welcoming around 2,000 queer sportspeople from across Europe to take part in 26 different sports and some huge parties.
However, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, that’s now not possible and organisers have confirmed that the 2020 event has been cancelled.
People that had registered to attend the event are being contacted, with registration fees being refunded.
What is the impact of Covid-19 in France?
As at 31 March, France has reported 45,170 infections and 3,024 deaths.
The country is currently in lock-down in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, but the number of infections is continuing to rise.
The government has announced that the current lock-down and restrictions on movement has been extended until 15 April.
Q&A Guidance about TIP
Is TIP 2020 cancelled?
Yes. Details of the decision to cancel began to circulate on 28 March and an official statement was released by organisers on 30 March.
I’ve booked everything for TIP – what do I do?
If you’ve registered, you’ll be receiving official communication from the organisers. This will detail the refunds they are making.
If you’ve also booked travel and accommodation you should look at the cancellation policies.
Does my travel insurance cover TIP?
You need to check the details of your travel insurance policy. Insurance companies are currently struggling to respond to all of the queries from their customers. If your query isn’t urgent, try and avoid contacting your insurer until closer to the date of the event or cancellation milestones.
Have the dates for TIP in 2021 been confirmed?
Yes. Organisers have announced that TIP will return in 2021. The dates for your diary are 21-24 May 2021.