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The government has officially shut down and that leaves the service academies in a precarious spot. While Army and Navy have not made official announcements on how it is affecting them, Air Force associate athletic director Troy Garnhart announced that the school will not participate in athletic events until further notice.

The sports in season right now are basketball, hockey, track and field, gymnastics, tennis, wrestling and swimming. And now none of those athletes will get to represent their school or the country until the government can reach a resolution and get back in session.

The government shutdown has now forced one school to cancel its athletic events Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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