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Take a look at Major Sporting Events affected by COVID-19


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th May, 2020. 01:13 pm
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Sporting Events

The global pandemic that has killed more than 350,000 people also resulted in the major downturn of the sporting events across the world.
Let’s find out how many sporting events have been victimized by the dread virus.

Football

The widely watched, one of the major events of Football has suffered big losses due to the global pandemic. In Germany, the top-flight Bundesliga resumed its season on May 16 behind closed doors after a two-month hiatus.

Marathons

The London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on April 26, has been delayed until October 4. The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 4, is now expected to take place on September 14. Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona marathons have also been delayed. In Japan on March 1, the Tokyo Marathon, which usually attracts 300,000 participants, was restricted to only 200 elite runners.

Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Athletics

The World Athletics Championships scheduled to take place in Oregon in August 2021 have been pushed back to July 2022 to avoid colliding with the rescheduled Olympic Games.

Formula 1

Formula 1 canceled the season-opening Australian GP after a McLaren team member contracted the coronavirus.

Racing

The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August 23.

Tennis

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) said 900 tournaments across all its circuits had been postponed and that it was furloughing half its staff.

Boxing

The world boxing heavyweight title fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and the IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria originally scheduled for June 20 has been postponed

Basketball

The 2020-21 EuroLeague and EuroCup seasons will start on October 1 and September 30 respectively.

Rugby

World Rugby’s governing body announced on May 15 it has postponed all test matches scheduled for July due to travel curbs and health protocols implemented to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

MotoGP

The opening two rounds of the season in Qatar, which were scheduled for March 6-8, did not go ahead. The Thailand race, due to be held on March 22, has been delayed.

Table tennis

The world championships in Busan, South Korea, have been pushed back provisionally from March to June.

Golf

The 2020 Masters Tournament has been rescheduled for November 12-15, Augusta National Golf Club has said.

Cycling

The three-week Tour de France, scheduled for June 27, will now start on August 29 and will finish on September 20.

Baseball

The final qualification tournament for the Olympics in Taiwan has been postponed from April to June.

Cricket

England’s two-match test series in Sri Lanka, which has been postponed and rescheduled for January next year.

Judo

The International Judo Federation canceled all Olympic qualification events through to the end of April.

Weightlifting

The Asian Championships, scheduled to take place in Uzbekistan from April 16 to 25, have been canceled.