Effect of Coronavirus in Sport and How it Has impacted Sporting Events

There has been a global outbreak of Coronavirus which causes illness such as cold, fever and difficulty in breathing.

Coronavirus spreads via droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their droplets lands in the mouth or noses of nearby people.

People could also catch Coronavirus by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

Coronavirus information: How to stay safe

1. Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitizer gel.

2. Even if you have no symptoms, you should work at home where possible and avoid social venues.

3. Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes.

4. If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

6. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

7. If you live with someone who has a new continuous cough or high temperature, stay at home for 14 days in the case symptoms develop.

8. Stay at least three steps away from other people in your home if possible.

9. If your symptoms get worse or are not better after seven days seek medical advice.

10. Use the online 111 coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk. In Northern Ireland, Call 111

11. You may be tested for the virus at a hospital.

This is what has been affected so far:

21 March

OLYMPICS: USA Track and Field, athletics’ US governing body, has called for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo to be delayed.

OLYMPICS: The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) has called for this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be suspended.

FOOTBALL: Three Portsmouth players, James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett, tested positive for coronavirus.

CRICKET: The proposed seven-match series between Ireland and Bangladesh has been postponed. The games were scheduled to be held in Belfast & England in May.

20 March

AQUATICS: The European Aquatics Championships (swimming, diving, artistic (formerly synchronised) swimming and water polo) scheduled to take place in Budapest in May are postponed and provisionally rescheduled for 17-30 August.

CRICKET: The ECB announces that the county cricket season is delayed by seven weeks and will not start before 28 May.

RUGBY UNION: The Welsh Rugby Union has cancelled all league and cup competitions for the rest of the season. The cancellation means there will be no promotion or relegation in any WRU league, with all teams remaining in their current division.

RUGBY UNION: The RFU confirms the end of the 2019-20 season for all levels below the Premiership because of coronavirus.

SKATEBOARDING: The World Skate Olympic qualifying event in Long Beach, California, scheduled for 7-10 May, is postponed.

SNOOKER: The World Snooker Championship, which was scheduled to take place from 18 April to 4 May, has been postponed.

19 March

DARTS: The Professional Darts Corporation announces the Players Championship double-headers and Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend planned during April have been postponed.

FOOTBALL: English football is suspended until 30 April at the earliest, with the end of the 2019-20 season extended indefinitely.

FOOTBALL: Borussia Monchengladbach’s players and coaching staff accept pay cuts during the coronavirus crisis.

FOOTBALL: The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) suspends its football league for four weeks due to the outbreak.

FOOTBALL: Major League Soccer extends the suspension of all matches, with a target return date of 10 May.

FOOTBALL: The Turkish Super Lig is suspended – the last major European league to do so.

FOOTBALL: Rotherham manager Paul Warne confirms two of his players are in self-isolation after displaying symptoms of coronavirus.

FORMULA 1: The Monaco Grand Prix is cancelled and the Dutch and Spanish Grands Prix are postponed, with F1 bosses also announcing a delay to new regulations planned for 2021.

HOCKEY: Great Britain’s FIH Pro League games on 2-3 May and 16-17 May are postponed.

MOTORSPORT: The Southern 100 road races due to take place in July on the Isle of Man are cancelled.

NFL: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus, the first known case in the NFL.

18 March

ATHLETICS: All 675 UK Parkrun events are put on hold, initially until the end of March.

BASEBALL: A Cincinnati Reds employee based at their spring training facility in Arizona has tested positive for coronavirus.

CRICKET: The ECB recommends all forms of recreational cricket is suspended until further notice.

FOOTBALL: The Asian Football Confederation announces all matches in the AFC Cup tournament, the second-tier club competition, are postponed. Games in the west of Asia had already been suspended.

FOOTBALL: La Liga club Deportivo Alaves announce 15 staff members – including three players – have tested positive for coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: The Leasing.com Trophy final between Portsmouth and Salford City on 5 April is postponed.

FORMULA 1: The three-week summer break has been moved forward from August to March and April.

GYMNASTICS: The Artistic Gymnastics All-Around World Cup event scheduled to take place in Tokyo in April is cancelled.

HORSE RACING: Racing in Ireland to continue but behind closed doors, with a maximum of one meeting per day.

ICE HOCKEY: Great Britain’s two fixtures against Hungary on 21 and 22 April are cancelled.

MOTORSPORT: The Le Mans 24 Hours, scheduled to take place on 13-14 June, has been postponed and rearranged for 19-20 September.

MOTORSPORT: The IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach, scheduled for 19 April, is cancelled. The race will return next year.

TENNIS: ATP and WTA extend suspension of all top-level tennis until 7 June.

TRIATHLON: British Triathlon announces the Leeds Triathlon, due to take place on 6-7 June, is postponed.

17 March

ATHLETICS: Diamond League postpones the first three meetings of the 2020 season, scheduled for Qatar and China.

ATHLETICS: Club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events are suspended in England, Scotland and Wales.

BASKETBALL: The British Basketball League postpones the 2019/20 season until further notice.

BOXING: All boxing events cancelled until the start of April by the British Boxing Board of Control.

CRICKET: England cricketer Alex Hales is in self-isolation after developing coronavirus symptoms following his return to the UK from playing in the Pakistan Super League.

CRICKET: Pakistan Super League is postponed, on the day the semi-finals were due to take place.

CRICKET: ECB to meet on Thursday to look at possible rescheduling the cricket summer. The County Championship season is scheduled to start o12 April, but counties are due to play fixtures from 2 April in preparation.

CYCLING: The Tour de Yorkshire, scheduled to take place between 30 April and 3 May, is postponed with no new date yet announced.

CYCLING: The sport’s governing body, the UCI, postponed the prestigious one-day races Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Paris-Roubaix was due to be held on 12 April, with Liege-Bastogne-Liege two weeks later. The Fleche Wallone – one of the Ardennes classics – set for 22 April was also cancelled.

DARTS: The forthcoming PDC Development Tour events on 21-22 March and the Players Championship weekend on 28-29 March are postponed.

DIVING: The Fina Diving World Series finale, which was scheduled to take place at the London Aquatics Centre between 27-29 March, is postponed.

EQUESTRIAN: British Eventing cancels all fixtures with immediate effect, a fortnight after its scheduled eight-month season began.

FOOTBALL: Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021.FOOTBALL: Liverpool announce the final Hillsborough memorial service, due to take place at Anfield on 15 April, is postponed.

FOOTBALL: The two-legged play-off between Cameroon & Chile for a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, initially scheduled for April, is postponed.

FOOTBALL: The African Nations Championship, for players who are based in Africa, is postponed.

GYMNASTICS: The women’s European Championships set for the end of April in Paris and the men’s event in Baku at the end of May are cancelled by the European Gymnastics Union.

HORSE RACING: All racing in Great Britain will be suspended from Wednesday until the end of April.

HORSE RACING: The 146th Kentucky Derby in the United States will be rescheduled from 2 May to 5 September.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: UFC president Dana White says the next three fight nights are postponed.

SNOOKER: World Snooker postpones the Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno, which was set to begin on Tuesday.

SURFING: World Surf League cancels or postpones all events until at least the end of May.

SWIMMING: British Swimming announces the GB Olympic and Paralympic Trials, due to take place between 14-19 April, are cancelled.

TENNIS: French Open postponed until September.

TRAMPOLINING: The European Trampoline Championships in Sweden from 7-10 May are called off.

TRIATHLON: British Triathlon, Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon suspend organised triathlon activity until at least 30 April.
16 March:

ALL SPORT: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says from Tuesday the Government would no longer be supporting mass gatherings with emergency workers.

ALL SPORT: All football and cricket in South Africa is cancelled.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: The NFL will proceed with the 2020 NFL Draft, but has cancelled all public events surrounding the event scheduled for 23-25 April in Las Vegas.

BASEBALL: Start of Major League Baseball delayed indefinitely after the US restricted events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

BOXING: Olympic qualifying event in London, scheduled to run until 24 March, is suspended after the conclusion of Monday’s evening session.

BOXING: Regis Prograis-Maurice Hooker fight in Maryland on 17 April is postponed.

CRICKET: Zimbabwe and Ireland postpone the planned six-match men’s series scheduled to be played in Zimbabwe next month.

CRICKET: Pakistan and Bangladesh postpone a one-day international and a Test match, scheduled for early April.

DARTS: Premier League Darts event in Newcastle on Thursday 19 March is cancelled and rescheduled for 1 October.

FOOTBALL: The German Football League (DFL) announces a suspension of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 until April 3, but warned it was likely to last longer, with a review to take place on 30 March.

FOOTBALL: The final six rounds of the Australian A-League season are to be played behind closed doors.

FOOTBALL: The National League, the fifth tier of English football, is suspended until at least 3 April.

FOOTBALL: The Northern Premier League, the seventh-tier of English football, announces all fixtures are suspended until further notice.

FOOTBALL: Football Association advise grass roots football in England to be postponed.

FOOTBALL: EFL chairman Rick Parry says no decisions have been taken regarding the next steps after games were suspended until 3 April because of coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: The PFA postpones its annual awards ceremony, which was due to take place on 26 April.

FORMULA 1: A member of tyre supplier Pirelli’s Formula 1 team tests positive for coronavirus in Melbourne.

GOLF: The Sunshine Tour, based in southern Africa, suspends all activities and will review the situation on 20 April “or as the situation demands”.

GOLF: The Japan Championship, a PGA Tour Champions event which was due to take place from 8-14 June, is cancelled.

GYMNASTICS: British Gymnastics cancels all its events, including the FIG World Cup and the British Artistic Championships, until the end of June 2020.

HOCKEY: England Hockey suspends national hockey.

HORSE RACING: The head office of the British Horseracing Authority and Great British Racing are closed until further notice because of suspected cases amongst office-based staff.

HORSE RACING: All racing will go behind closed doors from Tuesday, the British Horseracing Authority announces. Racing also to be suspended in France.

HORSE RACING: The Grand National, due to take place on 4 April, is cancelled.

MOTORSPORT: Isle of Man TT from 30 May – 12 June is cancelled.

NETBALL: England Netball suspends netball activity across the country at all levels of the game.

ROWING: Men’s and women’s Boat Race on 29 March is cancelled.

RUGBY UNION: England’s Premiership is suspended for five weeks, covering four rounds of matches.

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby is suspended, with Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches not going ahead as scheduled on 3-5 April.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Football Union suspend all rugby activity in England from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.

RUGBY UNION: The Scotland Women player who had contracted coronavirus is released from hospital.

RUGBY UNION: Club rugby around Australia shut down until at least the first week of May, covering matches, training and face-to-face education courses.

RUGBY UNION: South Africa Rugby suspends all competitive matches until 25 April at the earliest and calls off all national team training camps.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League and the Rugby Football League suspend the season until 3 April.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Dewsbury’s Championship match against Toulouse on Sunday is postponed after the French side decide not to travel to England.

SNOOKER: World Snooker says Tour Championship in Llandudno from from 17-22 March will still go ahead as planned but behind closed doors.

TENNIS: The WTA is suspended for a further two weeks, until 2 May.

15 March:

BOXING: Olympic qualifiers in London, which will run until 24 March, moved behind closed doors.

CYCLING: International Cycling Union suspends all events until at least 3 April.

FOOTBALL: Five Valencia players and staff are “in good health” after testing positive for coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: Swiss Football Association president Dominique Blanc tests positive for coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: Boreham Wood’s National League home match against Halifax on Tuesday is called off.

FOOTBALL: Mexico’s Liga MX is suspended.

FOOTBALL: Brazilian Football Confederation suspends all national competitions until further notice.

FORMULA 1: Ferrari shuts down production of Formula 1 and road car factories.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: UFC London, scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 March, will be moved out of the UK.

NETBALL: The Netball Superleague season is suspended until further notice.

OLYMPICS: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games flame handover in Athens next week will be done behind closed doors because of coronavirus concerns.

RUGBY UNION: England’s Premiership is set to announce a postponement to the league season – and European competitions will also be suspended.

14 March:

ATHLETICS: The Edinburgh Marathon, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 24 May, is postponed with organisers aiming to announce a new date on Monday.

BOXING: The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final – and IBF world title bout – in Riga between Latvia’s Mairis Briedis and Cuba’s Yuniel Dorticos, scheduled for 21 March, is moved to 16 May.

CRICKET: The final two Australia v New Zealand one-day internationals of the series, as well as three Twenty20 matches between the teams, due to start on 24 March, are postponed.

CURLING: The LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 in Glasgow is cancelled.

CYCLING: The Tour of Flanders, scheduled to take place on 5 April, is postponed.

FOOTBALL: Morocco’s football federation suspends all football activity in the country until further notice.

FOOTBALL: Five of Saturday’s 11 National League games are called off, despite the league’s board allowing fixtures in its three divisions to go ahead as planned.

FOOTBALL: Barnet’s squad goes into self-isolation after four members of staff show signs of coronavirus. Tuesday’s National League match against Barrow is postponed.

FOOTBALL: The international friendly between Germany and Italy, scheduled to take place in Nuremberg, Germany on 31 March, is cancelled.

FOOTBALL: On-loan Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone is one of two more players at Fiorentina to test positive for coronavirus.

HORSE RACING: Enhanced hygiene measures used at jump racing’s Cheltenham Festival are extended to all racecourses as the sport continues to hold fixtures.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship event in Mexico concludes a day early due to flight disruption.

MOTORSPORT: The Cookstown 100 is postponed, with new provisional dates of 11 and 12 September subject to approval from the relevant authorities.

NETBALL: Loughborough Lightning’s Superleague game against Saracens Mavericks on Monday, 16 March will be played behind closed doors.

RUGBY UNION: All forms of rugby, including training, are suspended in Wales from 18:00 GMT on Saturday, 14 March up to and including Monday,

30 March.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, the southern hemisphere club competition, is suspended after this weekend’s matches.

TRIATHLON: The International Triathlon Union suspends all competition until 30 April shortly after Britain’s Vicky Holland wins the Mooloolaba World Cup event in Australia.

13 March:

ATHLETICS: London Marathon – scheduled for 26 April – is postponed and rearranged for 4 October. The Manchester Marathon, scheduled for 5 April, is also postponed.

BADMINTON: All BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments are suspended from 16 March until 12 April.

CRICKET: England’s Test series against Sri Lanka postponed.

CRICKET: India’s one-day international series with South Africa postponed.

CRICKET: Pakistan Super League play-offs condensed, while some overseas players fly home.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League’s start delayed from 29 March until 15 April.

CRICKET: Scotland’s one-day international series against USA & UAE postponed.

CRICKET: Champion County game between MCC and Essex cancelled

CRICKET: Hampshire, Kent, Warwickshire and Yorkshire curtail pre-season tours.

CYCLING: May’s Giro D’Italia, which was due to begin in Hungary, is postponed.

CYCLING: The Six Day Manchester – scheduled to be held this weekend – will not take place.

CYCLING: ASO says the final stage of the Paris-Nice race is cancelled, so Saturday’s stage will be the last.

DARTS: The Professional Darts Corporation reschedules its double-header in Rotterdam, which had been due to take place on 25-26 March, for 9-10 September. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will take place on the second of those nights in the Dutch city.

FOOTBALL: The Football Association, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship collectively agree to postpone the professional game in England until 3 April at the earliest.

FOOTBALL: The remainder of the Scottish football season is postponed indefinitely.

FOOTBALL: Domestic football at all levels in Wales is suspended until at least 4 April due to coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: The men’s and women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, scheduled for 25-31 March, are postponed.

FOOTBALL: Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four first-team staff self-isolate after showing symptoms of the virus.

FOOTBALL: Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus and Chelsea men’s team squad are self-isolating.

FOOTBALL: Everton’s first-team squad and coaching staff self-isolate after a first-team player shows symptoms of the virus.

FOOTBALL: Uefa suspends all football competitions due to be played on 17 and 18 March.

FOOTBALL: French football’s governing body suspends all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches.

FORMULA 1: The start of the season is suspended with the Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix, due to be held in March and April, called off.

GOLF: The Masters, scheduled to start on 9 April, is postponed.

GOLF: The Players Championship in Florida is cancelled after one round, with PGA Tour suspending all play until 2 April.

GYMNASTICS: The Apparatus World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been cancelled.

HOCKEY: All Pro League matches scheduled to take place before 15 April are called off by the International Hockey Federation.

ICE HOCKEY: Elite League cancels all matches with immediate effect.

MOTORSPORT: Formula E is suspended for two months, affecting races in Paris, Seoul and Jakarta.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds Rhinos postpone the Super League game against Catalans Dragons on Saturday after a player shows symptoms of coronavirus.

RUGBY UNION: French rugby federation suspends all competitions until further notice.

RUGBY UNION: Saturday’s Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland is postponed.

RUGBY UNION: Sunday’s Premiership Cup final between Sale and Harlequins is off.

SQUASH: PSA tour suspended until end of April.

12 March:

ALL SPORT: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government is considering banning sporting fixtures but it will not happen immediately.

BASEBALL: Start of MLB season delayed by at least two weeks and spring training games cancelled.

BASKETBALL: NBA is suspended until further notice after Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus.

BASKETBALL: International Basketball Federation suspends all competitions from 13 March.

BASKETBALL: Euroleague Basketball competitions suspended.

CRICKET: Australia’s men to play their three one-day internationals against New Zealand behind closed doors

CRICKET: Australia women’s team will not travel to South Africa for scheduled limited-overs series.

CURLING: The World Women’s Curling Championship, due to take place between 14 and 22 March, is cancelled.

DARTS: The Professional Darts Corporation cancels the Premier League double-header in Rotterdam on 25-26 March.

GOLF: The PGA Tour bans spectators from attending tournaments through to April 5, starting with Friday’s second round of the Players Championship.

FOOTBALL: Uefa calls emergency meeting for Tuesday at which possibility of postponing Euro 2020 by one year will be discussed.

FOOTBALL: Conmebol qualifiers, including Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, scheduled to take place between 23-31 March for the 2022 World Cup, are postponed.

FOOTBALL: The Premier League announces it will hold an “emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures.

FOOTBALL: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirus and Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Brighton is postponed.

FOOTBALL: Second leg of Manchester City’s last-16 Champions League tie against Real Madrid, scheduled for Tuesday 17 March, is postponed afte

Real first team quarantined. A Real Madrid basketball player, who shares training facilities with La Liga club, tests positive for the virus.

FOOTBALL: Spanish top flight La Liga is suspended for at least next two rounds of matches.

FOOTBALL: MLS suspends matches for 30 days.

FOOTBALL: Danish Football Association cancels all football activities in the country for two weeks.

FOOTBALL: Bosnia-Herzegovina request Uefa postpones the home Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Northern Ireland on 26 March.

FOOTBALL: Three Leicester players self-isolating after showing symptoms of coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: Juventus announce 121 members of staff, including players, are self-isolating after defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini tests positive for coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is self-isolating after one of his family members is taken ill showing signs of coronavirus.

FORMULA 1: This weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix is called off. News follows McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.

GOLF: Next three tournaments on the LPGA Tour postponed, including first major of the season.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL season in the US and Canada is suspended.

ICE HOCKEY: Great Britain’s two matches with Poland, due to take place on 17 and 18 April, are cancelled.

RUGBY UNION: Pro14 suspended indefinitely.

TENNIS: ATP suspended for six weeks.

TENNIS: Miami Open, starting on 23 March, is cancelled.

TENNIS: No professional tennis tournaments to be played anywhere in the world until at least 20 April.

11 March:

ALL SPORT: Argentina cancels all international sporting events due to be held in the country in March. The South American Swimming

Championships, World Cup fencing events, Olympic boxing qualifiers and athletics are affected.

BASKETBALL: NBA match between Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets to be played behind closed doors in San Francisco.

BASKETBALL: The NCAA college basketball tournament, known as March Madness, taking places in various cities across the USA, to be closed to paying spectators.

CRICKET: Somerset, Surrey and Worcestershire cancel pre-season trips to the United Arab Emirates

DARTS: The cancelled European Darts Open in Leverkusen in Germany is replaced by a Players Championship weekend in Milton Keynes on 28-29 March.

FOOTBALL: Manchester City’s Premier League match with Arsenal on 11 March is postponed as a “precautionary measure” – and several Gunners players put into self-isolation.

FOOTBALL: Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani tests positive for virus.

FOOTBALL: The Europa League ties between Sevilla and Roma in Spain and Inter Milan’s match against Getafe on 12 March are postponed.

FOOTBALL: Rangers’ Europa League game at Bayer Leverkusen on 19 March and the Eintracht Frankfurt-Basel tie on 12 March in the same competition to be played behind closed doors.

FOOTBALL: Seattle Sounders against FC Dallas on 21 March in the MLS is postponed.

FOOTBALL: Four-team tournament in Qatar from 26-30 March involving Belgium, Portugal, Croatia and Switzerland is cancelled.

FOOTBALL: French League Cup final between Paris St Germain and Lyon on 4 April is postponed.

FOOTBALL: Spanish Cup final between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad in Seville on 18 April is postponed.

FOOTBALL: Timo Hubers, who plays for German second tier side Hannover, tests positive for coronavirus.

FORMULA 1: Two members of the Haas Formula 1 team and one from McLaren are in self-isolation after being tested for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix.

GOLF: European Tour event Hero Indian Open, due to take place from March 19-22, is postponed. The Czech Masters, scheduled from August 20-23 is cancelled, along with two tournaments in the Czech Republic in May, and one in Slovakia in July on the secondary Challenge Tour.

GYMNASTICS: The International Gymnastics Federation postpones three World Cup competitions until June.

ICE SKATING: The World Figure Skating Championships, scheduled to take place in for Montreal from 16-22 March, are cancelled.

MOTORSPORT: World Superbike organisers say the Spanish round of the series, scheduled for 27-29 March, is postponed until 23-25 October.

MOTORSPORT: Formula E race in Jakarta on 6 June is cancelled. It is the third race this season to be postponed.

TAEKWONDO: The European Senior Championships in Zagreb from 7-10 May are postponed, along with the European Olympic and Para-taekwondo qualification event, which is due to take place in April in Moscow.

TENNIS: The Fed Cup finals in Budapest from 14-18 April and other Fed Cup play-offs ties on the weekend of 17 and 18 April are postponed.

10 March

FOOTBALL: The Italian football federation (FIGC) says the Serie A season may not finish because of the coronavirus outbreak, with alternative options including staging play-offs, not having a champion for 2019-20, or declaring the current standings final.

FOOTBALL: Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 second leg at Bayern Munich on 18 March will be played behind closed doors.

FOOTBALL: Nottingham Forest confirm owner Evangelos Marinakis has coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: Manchester United’s Europa League last-16 first leg at Austrian side LASK on 12 March to be played behind closed doors.

FOOTBALL: The Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia on 26 March will be played behind closed doors.

FOOTBALL: Matches in the top two divisions in Spain and France to be played behind closed doors for at least the next two weeks.

FOOTBALL: Barcelona’s Champions League game against Napoli on 18 March will be played behind closed doors at the Nou Camp.

FOOTBALL: Borussia Monchengladbach’s Bundesliga game against Cologne on Wednesday to be played behind closed doors, as will five of nine matches in the league at the weekend.

FOOTBALL: Poland’s top-flight the Ekstraklasa to be played behind closed doors until further notice.

FOOTBALL: Japan’s J League is suspended until at least 3 April having initially postponed matches until 18 March.

ROWING: Two World Rowing Cups, the European Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta and the final Paralympic Qualification Regatta, all due to be held in Italy between 10 April-May 10, are cancelled.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Saturday’s Super League game between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos will take place behind closed doors.

TABLE TENNIS: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) says April’s ITTF World Tour Japan Open is postponed. It hopes to hold the event later in 2020.

WINTER SPORT: GB Alpine Championships 2020, which were due to be held in Tignes, France between 29 March and 10 April, are cancelled

9 March:

ALL SPORT: All sport at all levels in Italy to be suspended until at least 3 April, the country’s prime minister announces.

ALL SPORT: The government says there is ‘no rationale’ for cancelling sport events in the UK.

BASEBALL: Japanese officials postpone the start of the professional baseball league season, scheduled for 20 March.

BOXING: Francesco Patera vs Devis Boschiero, due to take place on 27 March in Verona, Italy, for the vacant interim WBA world lightweight title is postponed.

CRICKET: Lancashire call off pre-season trips to Dubai and South Africa

CYCLING: Organisers of the Paris-Nice race say the event will now be ‘behind closed doors’.

FOOTBALL: Olympiakos v Wolves and Sevilla v Roma in the Europa League, scheduled to be played on 12 March, will take place behind closed doors.

FOOTBALL: The Romanian Football Federation announces all league matches will be played behind closed doors until further notice and ticket sales for the 2021 European Under-21 Championship qualifier between Romania and Denmark on 31 March are suspended.

FOOTBALL: The Asian qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, due to be played on 23-31 March and 1-9 June, are postponed.

FOOTBALL: Paris St-Germain’s Champions League last-16 match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday will be played behind closed doors.

JUDO: The International Judo Federation says all World Judo Tour events are cancelled until the end of April.

RUGBY UNION: The Six Nations match between France and Ireland, scheduled for 14 March, is postponed.

RUGBY UNION: The Women’s Six Nations fixture between Wales and Scotland is postponed after a Scottish player tests positive for the virus.

SNOOKER: The attendance in the arena for the Gibraltar Open, which starts on 11 March, is limited to 100 people as a precautionary measure.

TENNIS: Indian Wells, a combined ATP and WTA event which is one of the most prestigious tournaments outside of the Grand Slams, is cancelled two days before the main draw matches are due to start.

WINTER SPORT: The Italian Winters Sports Federation suspends all sporting activity across its disciplines, including skiing, snowboarding and biathlon.

8 March

ALL SPORT: The Greek government announces all professional sports events for the next two weeks will be played without spectators.

FOOTBALL: Uefa bans pre-match handshakes between players and officials in all its competitions until further notice.

FOOTBALL: All Bulgarian league matches over next two rounds will be played behind closed doors and all sporting events in the Pleven and Gabrovo regions of the country are postponed.

FORMULA 1: The Bahrain Grand Prix from 20-22 March will be held behind closed doors.

7 March

ATHLETICS: The Barcelona Marathon, which was scheduled for 15 March, is postponed until 25 October.

ICE HOCKEY: The 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship, due to be held in Canada between 31 March and 10 April, is cancelled.

6 March

ALL SPORT: Saudi Arabia suspends public attendance at all sports events starting on 7 March.

ATHLETICS: The World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland, which were to be held on 29 March, are postponed until 17 October.

CYCLING: One-day classic Milan-San Remo, scheduled for 21 March, is postponed.

FOOTBALL: Paris St-Germain’s league fixture at Strasbourg is postponed.

FORMULA E: The Rome E-Prix, scheduled for 4 April, is postponed.

GOLF: The European Tour’s Kenya Open, due to take place between 12-15 March, is postponed.

GYMNASTICS: The Gymnastics World Cup event in Doha, Qatar, between 18-21 March will be held behind closed doors.

RUGBY UNION: Scotland Women’s Six Nations match with France is postponed after a home player contracts coronavirus.

SKIING: The Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, scheduled for 18-22 March in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, are cancelled.

5 March

ATHLETICS: The Rome Marathon, due to take place on 29 March is postponed with all entries moved to 2021 while the Paris Marathon, due to take place on 5 April is rescheduled for 18 October.

CYCLING: Italy’s Strade Bianche event, due to take place on 7 March, is postponed.

CYCLING: Several teams withdraw from all races until the end of March.

DISABILITY SPORT: The International Paralympic Committee announces a review of qualifying for this summer’s Paralympics due to cancellation of events, but the Games will go ahead “as planned”.

FOOTBALL: Valencia’s Champions League last-16 tie at home to Atalanta on 10 March will be played behind closed doors in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.

FOOTBALL: The Premier League bans pre-match handshakes to help prevent the spread of the virus.

FOOTBALL: The Morocco Football Federation orders all matches in the country to be played behind closed doors until further notice.

GOLF: The Mena Tour postpones the rest of this season’s tournaments until September. On the Asian Tour, the Royal’s Cup, scheduled for 12-15 March in Thailand, is postponed indefinitely.

RUGBY UNION: England’s men’s, women’s and Under-20s Six Nations games against Italy across the weekend of 14-15 March are postponed.

TAEKWONDO: The European Olympic and Paralympic taekwondo qualification event – scheduled to take place from 17-19 March – is to be moved from Milan to Moscow.

4 March

ALL SPORT: All Italian sport, including England’s men’s and women’s Six Nations matches in Rome and all Serie A games, will be played behind closed doors until 3 April.

BADMINTON: Asia Championships, scheduled for April 21-26, are moved to the Philippines from China.

BASKETBALL: Inaugural Basketball Africa League due to start on 13 March in Dakar, Senegal is postponed.

CYCLING: Team Ineos withdraws from all races until 23 March because of the death of sporting director Nicolas Portal and the “very uncertain” coronavirus situation.

CYCLING: UAE Tour riders and staff from Cofidis, Groupama-FDJ and Gazprom are to be held in quarantine until 14 March, as Mitchelton-Scott withdraws from European races in March.

FOOTBALL: Italy’s sports minister says Serie A games may be played behind closed doors in an effort to contain coronavirus.

OLYMPICS: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says there was no talk of “cancellation” or “postponement” regarding Tokyo 2020 at an executive board meeting.

RUGBY UNION: Asia Sevens Invitational 2020 tournament, a test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place from 25-26 April, is cancelled.

3 March

DISABILITY SPORT: The World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, which was set to take place in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates from 11-22 March, is cancelled.

DISABILITY SPORT: Japan Para Wheelchair Rugby Championships, a test event for the Paralympics scheduled for 12-15 March, is cancelled.

FOOTBALL: Italian Cup semi-final second leg between Juventus and AC Milan in Turin on Wednesday postponed.

JUDO: The International Judo Federation announces the cancellation of the Rabat Grand Prix in Morocco, which was due to take place from 6-8 March.

MOTORSPORT: The second World Superbikes race of the season in Qatar, which was due to take place from 13-15 March, is postponed.

SPORT CLIMBING: Olympic test event from 6-7 March in Tokyo to be held without athletes. Organisers said Tokyo 2020 staff would take the place of athletes to “test operational readiness”.

TENNIS: The ATP has cancelled or postponed six tournaments on the second-tier Challenger Tour. The events in Anning, China on 20 April and Samarkand, Uzbekistan on 11 May have been cancelled. Three tournaments in South Korea – Seoul, Busan and Gwangju – have been put back to August and another in Spanish capital Madrid rescheduled for October.

TENNIS: WTA event the Kunming Open, scheduled for 27 April-3 May in the Chinese city of Anning, is cancelled.

2 March

CRICKET: Ireland women’s cricket tour to Thailand for a four-team tournament is cancelled.

FOOTBALL: The Swiss Football League is suspended until 23 March following a meeting between all 20 clubs.

FOOTBALL: International Champions Cup matches due to take place in Asia this summer are cancelled.

MOTORSPORT: The season’s second MotoGP, set for Thailand on 22 March, is cancelled “in the best interests of the nation and participants”. The season-opening race has already been cancelled.

1 March

FOOTBALL: The Serie A match between Sampdoria’s and Hellas Verona, scheduled for 2 March, is also postponed because of the outbreak in Italy.

MOTORSPORT: The opening MotoGP of the season in Qatar on 8 March is cancelled as a result of travel restrictions imposed on passengers from Italy because of coronavirus.

29 February

FOOTBALL: Five Serie A matches, including Juventus’ game at home to Inter Milan, that were due to be played on the weekend of 29 February and 1 March were postponed following the outbreak of the virus in Italy.

TRIATHLON: The opening event in the World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi, which was due to take place from 5-7 March, was postponed as a “precautionary measure” after a number of new cases were reported in the city. Organisers say they hope to reschedule the event later in March or April.

28 February

FOOTBALL: The weekend’s matches in Switzerland’s top two divisions were postponed, and the World Anti-Doping Agency cancelled next month’s annual symposium in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

WRESTLING: The Asian Olympic Games qualifying, due to take place from 27-29 March in Kyrgyzstan was cancelled, due to government advice to prevent the spread of the virus.

27 February

CYCLING: UAE Tour cancelled after two “staff members” at the event tested positive for coronavirus

SKIING: The annual Engadin ski marathon in Switzerland, one of the world’s largest cross-country skiing events with around 14,000 participants, due to take place on 8 March, is cancelled.

26 February

RUGBY UNION: Ireland v Italy’s Six Nations game in Italy on 7 March postponed.

SKATING: World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, due to take place in Seoul, South Korea from 13-15 March, cancelled.

25 February

FOOTBALL: Japan’s J-League postpones all domestic games until the middle of March.

FOOTBALL: Five matches in the next round of fixtures in Italy’s Serie A are ordered to be played behind closed doors.

FORMULA 1: Ferrari restricts access to its factory in northern Italy for those that are “resident in or have visited the affected municipalities”.

OLYMPICS: International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says preparations for the Tokyo Games in July are “business as usual”.

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations officials says they are “monitoring” the situation in Italy, where England are due to play on 14 March.

TABLE TENNIS: World Table Tennis Championships in South Korea, due to be held from 22-29 March, are postponed until June.

24 February

FOOTBALL: The start of the K-League season is postponed, with the four teams in the AFC Champions League playing matches behind closed doors.

RUGBY UNION: Ospreys and Ulster’s Pro14 trips to play in Italy on 29 February are postponed. Ospreys were due to play Zebre in Parma with Treviso the venue for Ulster’s game against Benetton. The Italian Rugby Federation also suspends its national championship and youth games for the weekend of 28 February-1 March.

23 February

FOOTBALL: Selected Serie A matches in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are postponed. Several matches in Serie B and Serie D, as well as a number of amateur and youth games, are also called off.

RUGBY UNION: Scotland Women’s Six Nations match with Italy is postponed.

21 February

FOOTBALL: China’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers at home to Maldives and away to Guam moved to Thailand and will be played behind closed doors in March.

FOOTBALL: Daegu FC and Pohang Steelers home fixtures in South Korea’s K-League are postponed.

TABLE TENNIS: The first-stage draw for the Table Tennis World Championships, scheduled to take place in South Korea from 22 to 29 Match, is postponed. Organisers are going to take World Health Organisation advice before deciding whether to postpone the event entirely.

20 February

TENNIS: The women’s Xi’an Open, scheduled for 13 to 19 April, is cancelled. The WTA says it is monitoring the situation with several events scheduled to take place in China in the second half of the season.

18 February

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: A beach volleyball tournament, due to be held from 22 to 26 April in Yangzhou, postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

MMA: Organisers of the Asian mixed martial arts One Championship say the event, scheduled for February 29 in Singapore, will take place behind closed doors.

TENNIS: China forfeited a Davis Cup tie because its men’s team are unable to travel to Romania for their play-off at the start of March.

17 February

WEIGHTLIFTING: The Asian weightlifting championships, scheduled for March, are relocated from Kazakhstan to neighbouring Uzbekistan.

15 February

GYMNASTICS: The Chinese team pull out of the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne.

14 February

BASKETBALL: Fiba Asia Cup basketball qualifying matches between Japan and China, Philippines and Thailand and China and Malaysia are postponed.

GOLF: The European Tour’s Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open, both scheduled for April, are postponed.

13 February

RUGBY SEVENS: The Singapore and Hong Kong legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series are postponed from April until October.

12 February

FORMULA ONE: The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, set for April 19, is postponed by governing body the FIA and Formula 1. Authorities will weigh potential alternative dates later this year if the situation improves.

GOLF: The PGA Tour Series-China postpones two qualifying tournaments and delays the start of its 2020 campaign by two months, cutting the number of regular season tournaments from 14 to 10.

11 February

FOOTBALL: The Asian Football Confederation says preliminary stage matches of the East Zone of the AFC Cup are postponed until April because of travel curbs in several countries.

9 February

GOLF: The Honda LPGA Thailand event in Pattaya, Thailand scheduled for 20 to 23 February and the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, scheduled to start on February 27, are both postponed.

8 February

GOLF: The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific golf championship, due to take place from 12-15 February in Thailand, are postponed and rescheduled for October.

7 February

FOOTBALL: Vietnam said it would not allow sports events to be hosted in February, meaning home AFC Cup group stage matches for Ho Chi Minh City and Than Quang Ninh are switched to away fixtures.

HOCKEY: Hockey Pro League matches between China and Australia, scheduled for 14 to 25 March in Changzhou, are postponed.

4 February

FOOTBALL: Asian Champions League matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed until April.

2 February

MOTORSPORT: The all-electric Formula E motor racing series abandons plans for a race in Sanya on 21 March.

1 February

BADMINTON: The China Masters tournament in Hainan, scheduled to start on February 25, is postponed after several players withdraw. The Badminton World Federation says it hopes the flagship Badminton Asia Championships could still go ahead in Wuhan in April.

31 January

GOLF: The elite women’s LPGA tour cancels the Blue Bay tournament due to be held on Hainan Island in March.

SNOOKER: The lucrative China Open in Beijing, which is due to take place from 30 March to 5 April, finishing 13 days before the World Championship starts at the Crucible, is postponed.

30 January

FOOTBALL: The Chinese Football Association says domestic games at all levels will be postponed.

29 January

ATHLETICS: The World Athletics Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nanjing from 13-15 March, are postponed until next year.

FOOTBALL: The home leg of the Chinese women’s national team’s Olympic qualification play-off against South Korea in March is switched to Sydney. The squad were held in quarantine upon their arrival in Australia for January’s qualifying group stage.

27 January

BASKETBALL: The Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament, scheduled for Foshan from 6-9 February, is relocated to Belgrade, Serbia by world governing body Fiba.

26 January

TENNIS: The International Tennis Federation moves the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I event featuring China, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and Uzbekistan out of Dongguan to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) in Kazakhstan. The event is then moved again to Dubai and rescheduled for the start of March after Kazakhstan declined to serve as substitute hosts.

22 January

BOXING: The International Olympic Committee cancels Olympic boxing qualifiers due to take place in Wuhan. They will now take place in Amman from 3 to 11 March

FOOTBALL: Olympic women’s qualifiers moved from Wuhan to Nanjing, before later being switched to Sydney.

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