The ISPO Beijing show is being postponed to a yet unspecified date. It was going to take place in the Chinese capital from Jan. 14 to 16 as a physical event, but Messe München Shanghai said it would have been unreasonable to hold it in view of a renewed outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic and related governmental instructions, which represent a case of “force majeure” because of objective circumstances that are “unforeseeable, unavoidable and insurmountable.” European visitors were invited to participate in the show in a novel virtual manner through an avatar. We understand that many exhibitors had already signed up for the event, especially in the winter sports sector. They were about as many as those who had booked space at last year’s ISPO Beijing, which was cancelled because of the epidemic.