Study: 49% of 2020 World Championships, multi-sports games cancelled

Ice hockey's annual IIHF World Championships were among those to be cancelled in 2020 (Photo by Alexander DemianchukTASS via Getty Images)

Just under half of all major World Championships and multi-sport games that were scheduled to take place in 2020 were cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new event hosting study