In doubt 

The scale of the outbreak in Japan noticed senior Global Olympic Committee member Dick Pound portray the disease as ‘the new battle’ threatening Tokyo 2020 and he warned the Video games may perhaps per chance wish to be cancelled if the virus used to be nonetheless around by Might perhaps per chance perhaps.

Olympic organisers urged athletes to put collectively as not fresh with no resolution on cancellation

The Jap authorities later insisted Pound’s comments had been no longer the IOC’s legitimate stance but there stays doubts over whether or no longer the summer season showcase can nonetheless coast forward with well being concerns.

Athletes were urged to shield coaching and the blueprint stays to retain the Video games in Japan as planned but coaching for around 80,000 volunteers has been delayed for at least two months- it used to be attributable to originate on February 22.

The long-lasting originate to Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Video games will be held without spectators as it used to be launched the mild torch-lighting fixtures ceremony will happen with no fans in attendance.

The Greek Olympic Committee launched Monday that the torch-lighting fixtures ceremony – the symbolic originate of every Olympic Video games – will be staged at a scaled-down, at the abet of-closed-doors occasion attributable to the ongoing fears over the unfold of coronavirus within the space.

The Committee launched the Olympic torch will be lit all the scheme through a smaller-scale ceremony in primitive Olympia on Thursday, March 12 sooner than warding off on a seven-day relay, ending in an legitimate handover ceremony in Greece on March 19.



World Athletics Indoor Championships (March 13-15 in Nanjing) is off until 2021.

The World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, has been postponed attributable to concerns over the agonize of the coronavirus and its ability to unfold

North Korea cancelled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after imposing a border lockdown attributable to the extent of outbreak in South Korea.

The Seoul Marathon is cancelled in a boom to provide protection to runners following the mass outbreak in South Korea.

The Paris half of-marathon is canceled and the French authorities moreover determined to ban all indoor public gatherings of extra than 5,000 folk.

The toddle consuming some 44,000 opponents used to be scheduled for Sunday (March 1) within the French capital metropolis. Organizers acknowledged the toddle will be postponed to a date yet to be determined. 

The Barcelona marathon scheduled for March 15 has been postponed until October to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus, Barcelona’s metropolis hall acknowledged in a press originate.

In doubt

A blended relay Olympic triathlon qualification occasion scheduled for Chengdu, China in Might perhaps per chance perhaps is moved to Valencia, pending a virus in Spain.



German Originate (March 3-8), Vietnam Originate (March 24-29) and Polish Originate (March 26-29), all Olympic qualifying events, are cancelled attributable to ‘strict well being safety’.



Olympic boxing qualifiers to be staged in Wuhan had been cancelled by the Global Olympic Committee, and now are relocated to happen in Amman from March 3-11

The IBF title battle between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 used to be postponed by Matchroom attributable to restrictions in Italy following the outbreak.

The Jap boxing commission cancelled all battle playing cards scheduled for March on authorities recommendation to suspend all pending sporting fixtures. They is potentially no longer rescheduled.



England avid gamers is potentially no longer shaking hands on their tour of Sri Lanka and can utilize fist bumps as an alternative.


In doubt

Danish cyclist Michael Morkov has been cleared to toddle at the UCI Observe Cycling World Championships after being saved in isolation over fears of a virus of coronavirus.

Morkov, 34, had travelled to Berlin on Thursday after contesting the first four levels of the UAE Tour, the final two levels of which were then cancelled after two contributors of workers on the toddle had been suspected of having the disease.

Riders and workers on the UAE Tour were in lockdown since but, after the Abu Dhabi Department of Smartly being issued a press originate on Saturday announcing 167 assessments had reach abet detrimental, the UCI acknowledged Morkov used to be free to toddle as not fresh.

Danish cyclist Michael Morkov used to be examined for coronavirus after being build in isolation



All home fixtures at all levels are postponed by the Chinese Soccer Association because the season is pushed abet attributable to the scale of the outbreak in China.

Asian Champions League fits consuming Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed until April.

The originate of the Korean Okay-League season is postponed. The four teams within the AFC Champions League are playing their fits at the abet of closed doors.

Japan’s J-League postponed all home games until the guts of March.

Inter Milan’s recreation in opposition to Sampdoria used to be one of four Serie A games cancelled last weekend attributable to affected regions in Italy main to recommendation from the prime minister to call off sporting events.

Inter Milan’s Europa League match with Getafe used to be moreover postponed on March 11, while Roma’s flight to Spain to face Sevilla used to be banned from touchdown sooner than being postponed, with Italy on lockdown.

Serie A launched on Saturday that 5 of the weekend’s fixtures, in conjunction with the title showdown between Juventus and Inter Milan, were cancelled.  

The Coppa Italia match between Napoli and Inter Milan on Thursday grew to turn out to be potentially the most up-to-date fixture to be known as off, when it used to be postponed indefinitely. It used to be the 12th recreation to be postponed for the reason that crisis started and the third consuming Inter.

Ludogorets avid gamers had been taking no potentialities after the coronavirus outbreak in Italy

An update from sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora later confirmed the total upcoming Serie A fixtures for the weekend starting off March 7,8, may perhaps per chance be played at the abet of closed doors. And with the nation on lockdown, it used to be later launched that all sport, in conjunction with Serie A games, may perhaps per chance be suspended until at least April 3 to indulge in the virus.

In France, the Ligue 1 recreation between RC Strasbourg and champions Paris St Germain used to be postponed on Friday.

It used to be the first Ligue 1 recreation to be postponed, with Strasbourg’s Alsace space one of many worst hit by the coronavirus in France, the save 613 cases and 9 deaths were reported.

The Premier League conflict between Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, used to be postponed as a ‘precautionary measure’ after Olympiacos proprietor Evangelos Marinakis examined fade for coronavirus weeks after watching his Greek team play at the Emirates Stadium. 

In Spain, April 18’s Copa del Rey final between between Athletic Bilbao and True Sociedad has been postponed. 

UEFA acknowledged it is asking governments all over the continent to develop determined Euro 2020 goes forward in three months despite the coronavirus outbreak. 


The house leg of the Chinese females’s nationwide team’s Olympic qualification play-off in opposition to South Korea space for March is switched to Sydney. The squad are held in quarantine upon their arrival in Australia for January’s qualifying neighborhood stage attributable to fears of virus carriers.

Inter Milan’s Europa League match in opposition to Ludogorets on February 27 will be played at the abet of closed doors. Ultimate TV rights-holders are allowed to abet as media because the club look to trusty the San Siro. Ludogorets avid gamers arrived in Italy sporting face masks.

Serie A launched 5 fits on February 28-March 1 will be played at the abet of closed doors, in conjunction with Juventus v Inter Milan in Turin, an sizable match between title rivals.

Ligue 1 followed swimsuit with games space to be played in empty stadiums until April 15. Golf equipment moreover contain the option of playing games with fair correct 1,000 fans.

LaLiga grew to turn out to be potentially the most up-to-date team to ban supporters in stadiums after guidance from Spain’s well being ministry and sports council. Barcelona’s Champions League tie with Napoli will moreover be played in an empty floor.

Olympiakos’ proprietor Evangelos Marinakis has examined fade for the coronavirus

Manchester United conflict at Austrian facet Lask will be at the abet of closed doors, with United anticipated at hand out refunds after they sold 900 tickets for the Europa League recreation. 

Newcastle United contain banned their avid gamers from shaking hands with every other amid coronavirus fears.

Three avid gamers from third-division Italian soccer club US Pianese contain examined fade for coronavirus, the Tuscany facet confirmed on Friday. 

Olympiacos proprietor Evangelos Marinakis, who moreover owns Nottingham Forest, examined fade for the coronavirus. Both Olympiacos and Forest squads had been examined and all returned detrimental.

Whereas Arsenal’s recreation with Manchester Metropolis used to be postponed, the weekend’s recreation with Brighton used to be confirmed as going forward. 

The Copa del Rey final, which used to be space to happen on April 18, between True Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao has now been postponed.

In doubt

Thursday’s Europa League conflict between Olympiakos on Wolves is determined to happen at the abet of closed doors after an say by the authorities in Greece, but Wolves contain asked UEFA to delay the fixture.

England’s pleasant in opposition to Italy at Wembley in March is nonetheless space to head forward, as per a tweet from England soccer’s account on March 11. England are moreover space to play Denmark in March.

Israel has warned electorate to keep far off from all world mosey, which raises questions whether or no longer supporters or avid gamers will mosey to Scotland for their Euro 2020 play-off match on March 26. 

Rising concerns that some fits at Euro 2020 may perhaps per chance be known as off if the coronavirus outbreak gets worse between now and the summer season. The occasion is determined to be multi-metropolis. UEFA admit they’re in a ‘ready stage’ and must put collectively the orders of the person international locations concerned. However, FA Chairman Greg Clarke has acknowledged that he expects the occasion to head forward.

Premier League games are ‘seemingly’ to be played at the abet of closed doors ‘within the impending weeks’ over coronavirus fears, Everton board member Sasha Ryazantsev has warned, primarily based entirely entirely on the roam taken in Serie A. 



The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 is postponed with no resolution over whether or no longer this may perhaps per chance also be reinserted into the 2020 calendar for later within the season.


The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, is to happen at the abet of closed doors.

A member of McLaren’s team went into self-isolation on March 11 after displaying symptoms linked with the virus. They had been examined at the clinical centre at the circuit for the Australian Grand Prix. Two personnel from Haas had been moreover examined sooner than going into self-isolation.

The Chinese GP used to be first to be cancelled and other races may perhaps per chance yet put collectively that lead

In doubt

The Australian Grand Prix will coast forward despite an emergency response blueprint being enacted all over the nation to tackle the virus. The manager executive of the tourism council says that Victoria cannot contain ample cash for the occasion to be cancelled. 

There are rising concerns over whether or no longer the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix (scheduled to happen in Hanoi on April 5) will coast forward.



The Ladies’s Newbie Asia-Pacific golf championship, slated to happen from February 12-15 in Thailand, used to be postponed and has been rescheduled for October.

The Honda LPGA Thailand occasion in Pattaya, Thailand scheduled for February 20-23 in conjunction with the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship in Singapore, scheduled to originate on February 27, had been both postponed

The PGA Tour Series-China postponed two qualifying tournaments and delayed the originate of its 2020 marketing and marketing campaign by two months, cutting the assortment of not fresh season events down from 14 to 10.

The resolution used to be made to spoil the LPGA Blue Bay occasion in China, with the occasion at Hainan Island (attributable to originate on March 5) viewed as harmful to avid gamers’ well being

The European Tour postponed the Maybank Championship (April 16-19 in Kuala Lumpur) and Volvo China Originate (April 23-26 in Shenzhen).


Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari had been withdrawn from the Oman Originate on clinical grounds after Gagli confirmed symptoms of the virus. He shared a hotel room with Molinari and he used to be urged to self-isolate. They had been later reinstated to the occasion after attempting out detrimental for the virus.



The Japan Racing Association printed that ‘authorities-sanctioned races’ will coast at the abet of closed doors.

Two toddle conferences in France next week are to happen at the abet of closed doors in a response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday’s jumps card and the Wednesday fixture on the Flat at Compiegne will don’t contain any paying prospects, with the say coming from the mayor of the metropolis and the president of the Compiegne Racing Society.

In doubt

Cheltenham festival is unsure as organisers space up a steering neighborhood to take be conscious of the agonize posed by the virus, fair correct 13 days sooner than the well-liked Gold Cup occasion

The Cheltenham Competition is determined to head forward despite mosey disruption induced by the virus



Scotland Ladies’s Six Nations match with Italy on February 23 is postponed attributable to a virus within the Milan space.

And the Ladies’s match between Wales and Scotland within the Six Nations on March 15 is moreover off after one Scottish participant examined fade for the virus. 

Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with Italy on March 7 is postponed.

Ospreys and Ulster’s Pro14 trips to play in Italy on February 29 are postponed. Ospreys had been attributable to play Zebre in Parma with Treviso the venue for Ulster’s recreation in opposition to Benetton.

Ireland’s Six Nations stumble upon with Italy on March 7 has been postponed

The Italian Rugby Federation suspended its Nationwide Championship and early life games for February 28-March 1.

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is postponed, which is a blow to Olympic preparations for Team GB.

England’s final Six Nations recreation in opposition to Italy is off ‘so as to reschedule it at a later date’. The same applies to the corresponding females’s and U20s fixtures. All had been attributable to be played on March 13-15.

In the meantime, France’s Six Nations conflict with Ireland on March 14 has been pushed abet with the French authorities taking measures in opposition to sporting events. 

In doubt

Scottish rugby launched preparations ‘continue as not fresh’ as they seek recommendation from French rugby whether or no longer to proceed with their Six Nations match on March 8 following a 2nd coronavirus death in France.

All of Italy’s final Six Nations fixtures – they’re attributable to host England of their final recreation on March 14 – are in severe doubt given the scale of the outbreak in Italy.

Fears of the virus spreading then introduced on ITV to abandon plans to send commentators and pundits out to Rome for England’s recreation in opposition to Italy in Rome.



The BNP Paribas Originate at Indian Wells in California, space to originate on March 9, used to be postponed at the eleventh hour.  It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus within the interior reach Coachella Valley.

The final of an ATP Challenger occasion in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine is cancelled. Both avid gamers bought ranking points and prize cash for getting to the final. They had been denied the different to play at the abet of closed doors.

China forfeited a Davis Cup tie for the reason that males’s team had been unable to mosey to Romania for the March 6-7 playoff.

WTA occasion Xi’an Originate (space for April 13-19) is cancelled attributable to fears over participant safety. WTA launched they’re assessing their time table with a assortment of events space for China within the 2nd half of of the season.

The Global Tennis Federation has launched that next month’s Fed Cup finals were postponed attributable to the coronavirus outbreak.

The occasion used to be attributable to be held in Budapest and the opponents’s play-offs, which were space to happen in eight different areas, contain moreover been positioned on retain.


Japan’s house Davis Cup tie in opposition to Ecuador next week is now space to be played at the abet of closed doors.

Gamers will be banned from handing their towels to ball-early life at next week’s BNP Paribas Originate in Indian Wells, organisers acknowledged on Friday.

In doubt

WTA occasion Kunming Originate is believed to be for cancellation after Xi’an Originate used to be known as off. It’s attributable to originate on April 27.



MotoGP contain cancelled their first two races of the season in Qatar and Thailand. Moto2 and Moto3 will though mosey in Qatar though as they had been already primarily based entirely entirely at the music for pre-season attempting out.

Cycling’s United Arab Emirates Tour has been cancelled with Chris Froome examined for coronavirus and Mark Cavendish build into lockdown in his hotel room. 

South Korean baseball league cancelled all 50 pre-season recreation which were slated to happen from March 14-24. It is the first time for the reason that leagues inception in 1982 that a total space of exhibition fits are off. 

The fundamental-stage design for the Table Tennis World Championships, scheduled for South Korea from March 22-29, is postponed.

A seaside volleyball occasion, attributable to be held in Yangzhou from April 22-26, is postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

World Rapid music flow skating championship in Seoul is cancelled.

Subsequent month’s World Triathlon Series occasion in Abu Dhabi used to be postponed on Saturday as a precautionary measure.

The occasion used to be attributable to happen from March 5 to March 7 within the metropolis, which has reported new cases of the virus.

Tournament organisers acknowledged they nonetheless hoped to reschedule the occasion to happen later in March or April. 

The Ladies’s World Ice Hockey Championships, scheduled for Canada later this month, were cancelled.

The championships had been space to originate on March 31 and continue until April 10 with games in Halifax and Truro, Canada. 

All 72 pre-season baseball games in Japan are to happen at the abet of closed doors


The Jap knowledgeable baseball league made the resolution to play their 72 pre-season games at the abet of closed doors until March 15. Baseball is seemingly one of many many most in model sports in Japan. 

In an abet to decrease risks of publicity to the virus, the NBA contain urged avid gamers to keep far off from taking objects similar to pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph seekers. 

In doubt

The South Korean baseball league in model season is unsure earlier than the first spherical of fits on March 28. An emergency meeting has been known as.   

Doubts remain because the Asian weightlifting championships, scheduled for March, are relocated from Kazakhstan to neighbouring Uzbekistan. They may perhaps nonetheless be postponed.

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