The Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 have each fallen sufferer to the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic with world sports activities coming to a whole standstill.
Right here, AFP Sport appears on the occasions impacted by the virus which had killed greater than 23,000 folks around the globe at 1900GMT Thursday.
— The Worldwide Olympic Committee issued a joint assertion with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzu Abe on Tuesday suspending the Tokyo Video games till subsequent 12 months. Solely two days earlier, IOC president Thomas Bach insisted time was on his facet as he gave himself as much as 4 weeks to succeed in a call.
He speedily bowed to rising stress from critics inside and past the sporting world because the coronavirus dying toll mounted.
“In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO (World Health Organisation) today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community,” mentioned the assertion.
— Euro 2020, scheduled to happen in 12 European cities from June 12 to July 12 has been postpone till 2021. In a knock-on impact, the ladies’s Euro scheduled for July 7 to August 1, 2021, will probably be postponed together with the Nations League remaining phases.
— The Copa America has been moved from June 12-July 12 2020 in Argentina and Colombia to summer time 2021.
— UEFA has postponed the Champions League, Europa League and ladies’s Champions League finals, initially scheduled for Could however has given no new dates.
— In Italy, the place greater than 8,000 folks have died, all matches — in addition to all main sports activities occasions — have been suspended formally till not less than April Three though directors say they aren’t anticipating a resumption earlier than Could 2.
— The English Premier League has been suspended till April 30.
— In Germany, the Bundesliga is on maintain till April 2.
— In Spain, all skilled soccer has been suspended indefinitely.
— In France, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 and ladies’s soccer have been suspended indefinitely.
— Exterior Europe, most prime leagues have been affected, with the beginning of the J-League delayed, Main League Soccer in the USA and China’s top-flight Tremendous League placed on maintain.
— The Six Nations event was disrupted with 4 matches, together with the entire final-round video games scheduled to be performed in March, put again till October.
— France’s Prime 14, the English Premiership and the Southern Hemisphere’s Tremendous Rugby are all suspended whereas the European Champions Cup and Problem Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed. The finals of the 2 competitions had been resulting from have been performed on the weekend of Could 22/23 within the French metropolis of Marseille.
— The primary eight races of the Formulation One season have been both scrapped or postponed with the season opener now put again till not less than June 14 with the Canada Grand Prix in Montreal.
— US autoracing’s famed Indianapolis 500 was moved from Could 24 to August 23.
— In motorcycling, the primary 5 rounds of the world championships have now been postponed after the Spanish Moto GP scheduled for Could Three was postponed. The season is now resulting from open with the French Grand Prix at Le Mans on Could 17.
— The Masters (April 9-12) and the PGA Championship (Could 14-17) have been put again to unspecified dates whereas the USPGA Tour is successfully suspended till Could 17. The US LPGA Tour is on maintain till Could 3.
— The European Tour has put occasions on maintain till Could 24.
— All main worldwide cricket collection cancelled, together with England’s tour of Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s remaining two ODIs and three T20s in Australia in addition to the final two one-day internationals between India and South Africa.
— The beginning of India’s IPL, initially scheduled for March 29, was delayed till not less than April 15.
— A swathe of qualifiers resulting from happen earlier than July for the Twenty20 World Cup and the 2023 50-over World Cup postponed Thursday.
— The Worldwide Biking Union has suspended all prime biking exercise till not less than the top of April.
Someday races and one week excursions in Italy, France Spain, Switzerland and Belgium together with Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo basic had been eye-catching postponements. However the three week Giro d’Italia in Could is the most important sufferer. After the postponemet of the Olympic Video games nevertheless, there may be hope that many of the occasions can now be rescheduled, with a Giro in October.
— The French Open has been postponed from its Could 24-June 7 slot to September 20-October Four whereas the boys’s ATP and ladies’s WTA Excursions have been suspended till June 7, with rankings frozen.
— The finals of the Fed Cup, scheduled for Budapest from April 14-19, postponed indefinitely.
— Wimbledon to carry emergency assembly subsequent week with postponement or cancellation of the June 29-July 12 event on the playing cards.
— The NBA has been on maintain indefinitely since March 11 for an preliminary interval of 1 month.
— The World Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nanjing from March 13-15, had been postponed for a 12 months.
— Boston Marathon moved from April 20 to September 14.
— London Marathon switched from April 26 to October 4.
— The Nationwide Hockey League (NHL) halted on March 12, three weeks earlier than the top of the common season.
— Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships scheduled for Switzerland in Could cancelled.
— The ultimate races of the boys’s Alpine snowboarding World Cup season at Kranjska Gora had been scrapped in March whereas the ultimate three races of the ladies’s season in Are, Sweden, had been additionally cancelled, after the unique season-closing World Cup Finals in Cortina d’Ampezzo had already been scrapped.
— Aussie Guidelines, Australia’s greatest spectator sport, suspended its season on Sunday till not less than Could 31 after the primary matches of the season had been performed in empty stadiums.