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COVID-19 prompts Junior Olympics cancellation

The long-standing Los Altos School District Junior Olympics has been canceled because of the coronavirus.

This year would have been the 60th anniversary of the inter-school track meet. Fourth- through sixth-graders from all seven district elementary schools compete against each other in events including basketball free throws, chin-ups and hurdles.

The event was scheduled April 25 at Los Altos High School, but schools aren’t slated to open until at least May 4. According to Gaynor Ferrari, one of the organizers, the timing just wasn’t going to work.

“We’re really sad that it’s been canceled, especially because it’s the 60th,” Ferrari said.

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