Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sporting events worldwide

Major sporting events worldwide that are in the process of restarting or have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic :

SOCCER

* Major League Soccer players returned to voluntary training on May 6.

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*the2020k-leagueseasonstartedbehindcloseddoorsonmay8.

*euro2020andcopaaméricawerepostponed.thetwotournamentswillnowtakeplacefromjune11tojuly11,2021.

*theeuro2021women'schampionshipwasdelayedfromjuly6to31,2022.

*asiachampionsleague:matchesinvolvingchineseclubsguangzhouevergrande,shanghaishenhuaandshanghaisipgwerepostponed.thestartoftheknockoutroundswasmovedtoseptember.

*thechinesefootballassociation(cfa)hasputtogetherthreeplanstocompletethe2020seasonofthechinesesuperleague(csl),oneofwhichwouldseethecampaignbegininlatejuneandendindecember.

*thefaroeislands'toplevelleaguewillstartonmay9.

olympicgames

*thepostponedtokyoolympicswillnowstartonjuly23,2021andrununtilaugust8.

*worldathleticshassuspendedtheolympicqualificationuntildecember.

paralympics

thepostponedparalympicgameswilltakeplacefromaugust24toseptember7.5,2021.

worldbeachgames



the2021worldbeachgamesmovedto2023.

worldgames



*the2021worldgamesweredelayedbyayeartoavoidfacingtheolympics.

anothersports



athletics



*theworldathleticschampionshipsscheduledfor2021ineugene,oregon,movedtothesummerof2022duetothereschedulingoftheolympics.

*theworldindoorathleticschampionships(nanjing,march13-15)waspostponedtomarch19-21,2021.

*organizersofthebostonmarathonpostponedtheracefromapril20toseptember14.

*thelondonmarathonduetotakeplaceonapril26waspostponeduntiloctober4.

australianrules



*theaustralianfootballleague(afl)hopestoresumeitsseasoninjune.

badminton



*thethomasandubercupwilltakeplacefromoctober3-11.

*the2021worldchampionshipwillstartinlatenovemberinsteadofaugusttoavoidcollidingwiththerescheduledtokyoolympics.

baseball

*thesouthkoreanleaguestartedonmay5withnofans.

*taiwanbaseballseasonresumedbehindcloseddoorsinapril.

boxing

*dillianwhyte'sheavyweightfightagainstalexanderpovetkinhasbeenrescheduledforjuly4.

rafting

*theslalomcanoeingworldcupsinfranceandtheczechrepublichavebeententativelyrescheduledforoctoberornovember.

*thefinaloftheslalomboatingworldcupandthenon-olympicworldchampionshipsingermanyhavebeenmovedfromseptembertooctober.

*theworldpolocanoechampionshipinromewasdelayeduntilapril2021.

cricket

*thehundredofenglishcricket,originallyscheduledtostartonjuly17,wasdelayedto2021.

cycling

*thegirod'italiawillstartonoctober3,whilethespanishtourwilltakeplacefromoctober20.

*milan-sanremowilltakeplaceonaugust8,liege-bastogne-liegeonoctober4,tourdesflandresonoctober18,paris-roubaixonoctober25,andthetouroflombardyonoctober31.

*thetourdefrancetobeheldfromjune27tojuly19hasbeenpostponedfromaugust29toseptember20.

*theeuropeanroadcyclingchampionship,scheduledfor9-13september,hasbeenpostponedforoneyear.

golf

*rorymcilroy,dustinjohnson,rickiefowlerandmatthewwolffwillparticipateina$3millioncharitymaskmatchonmay17.

*tigerwoods,philmickelson,tombradyandpeytonmanningwillcompeteinacharitymatchonmay24atthemedalistgolfclubinhobesound,florida.

*thehardingparkgolfcourse,whichisscheduledtohostthepgachampionshipinaugust,reopenedonmay4.

*themastersataugustanationalgolfclubhasbeenrescheduledfromnovember12to15fromapril9to12.

*thepgachampionshipsattpchardingparksanfranciscohavebeenrescheduledfromaugust6to9frommay14to17.

*theusopenusaatwingedfootgolfclub,mamaroneck,newyork,itwasrescheduledforseptember17-20,june8-21.

*theladiesprofessionalgolfassociation(lpga)expectstostartthe2020seasonwiththedowgreatlakesbayinvitationaljuly15-18.

*thepgawomen'schampionshipwaspostponedfromtheendofjuneuntiloctober8and11.

thehorseraces



*theracesinfrancewillstartwithoutspectatorsatparislongchamponmay11.

*horseracingresumedingermanyonmay7withalimitednumberofracesinfrontofemptyseatsinhannover.raceswerealsoscheduledformay8incologne.

*thekentuckyderby,thefirsttriplecrowngemofnorthamericanhorseracing(may2),waspostponeduntilseptember5.

*churchilldowns,thehomeofthekentuckyderby,willopenforspectator-freeracingonmay16.

motorizedsports



*nascarsaiditsseasonwillresumeonmay17atdarlingtonracewayinsouthcarolina.

*thelemans24-hourracewaspostponedfromjune13-14toseptember19-20.

*theindianapolis500hasbeenpostponeduntilaugust23.

*motogpintendstostartitsseasonwithracesonjuly19and26atthejerezcircuitinsouthernspain.

*indycarwillopenitsseasondelayedjune6withthegenesys300attexasmotorspeedway(tms)withouttheattendanceoffans.

*formulaonehopestostarttheseasondelayedinaustriainjulywithnospectatorsbeforeendinginabudhabiindecember.

nba

teamswerenotifiedtheycouldreopenpracticefacilitiesonmay8understrictguidelines.reigningnbachampionstorontoraptorswillallowplayersaccesstotheirtrainingfacilitiesfromnextweek.

nfl

*thenflseasonwillbeginonsept.10withagamebetweensuperbowlchampionskansascitychiefsandhoustontexans.

nhl

thenationalhockeyleaguehasscrappedplanstoplayregular-seasongamesintheczechrepublicandfinlandthisyear.thenhlsuspendedplayinmid-march,buthopestoreopentrainingfacilitiesbymid-to-latemay.

rugby

*theaustraliannationalrugbyleagueisslatedtorestartonmay28afterplayersagreedto20%paycutsfortheshortened2020season.

*rugbyaustraliaexpectsplayerstore-traininjuneforjulymatches.

snooker

*thesnookerworldchampionship,originallyscheduledtobeginonapril18,willbeginonjuly31atthecrucibletheaterinsheffield.

swimming

*the2020europeanaquaticschampionshipscheduledtotakeplacemay11-24inbudapest,hungaryhasbeenpostponedtonextyear.

*theworldaquaticschampionship,scheduledforjuly16-august.1,2021,weredelayedtomay13-29,2022.

tennis

*thefrenchopenwaspostponeduntilseptember20tooctober20.4)

*thewomen'srogerscuptournamentinmontrealwaspostponeduntil2021.

*professionaltennisreturnedwiththetennispointexhibitionserieseventingermanyonmay1.

*severalhigh-profilemaleandfemaleplayerswillcompeteintheutrpromatchseriesinfloridabeginningmay8.

*patrickmouratoglou'stennisacademyinfrancewillhostafive-weekseriesinmay.

ultimatefightingchampionship



*theufcwillhostthreeeventsinthespaceofaweek,startingwithufc249onmay9,followedbytwocardsonmay13and16.

listofsportingeventsthathavebeencanceledorpostponedduetotheoutbreak:

olympicjudgments



*theustrialsusaforwrestling(april4-5)theywerepostponed.

*theamericanrowingpostponedtestinghisteam.

*usadivingtestsusa(april3-5)werepostponed.

northamerica



*themlbhasfurtherdelayedtheopeningdayofthe2020seasononmarch26.

*thenationalwomen'sbasketballassociationhaspostponedthestartofits2020regularseason,originallyscheduledformay15toseptember7.twenty)

soccer



*fifaagreedtodelaythefirsteditionofitsrenewedclubworldcuptobeheldin2021.

*uefaputallmen'sandwomen'sclubandnationalteamcompetitionsonholduntilfurthernotice.

*thefinalsforthemen'sandwomen'schampionsleagueandtheeuropaleaguefinaloriginallyscheduledformayhavebeenpostponed.

*thefinalofthegermancupwaspostponedindefinitelyfromitsoriginaldateofmay23.

*thetwolargestclubcompetitionsinsouthamerica,thecopalibertadoresandthecopasudamericana,aresuspended.

*concacafsuspendedallcompetitions,includingthechampionsleagueandthemen'solympicqualifyingrounds.

*thequalifyingmatchesforasiaandsouthamericaforthe2022worldcupwerepostponed.

*j.leagueofjapanwillnotplayagameinmay.

*thebarcelonawomen'steamwasdeclaredchampionoftheiberdrolaleagueofspainaftertheexecutivecommitteeofthenationalsoccerfederationagreedtoendallnon-professionalcompetitions.

*theasianfootballconfederationonapril14postponedallmatchesandcompetitionsscheduledformay-juneuntilfurthernotice.

*thebrazilianfootballconfederationsuspendedallnationalcompetitionsuntilfurthernotice.

*thecafchampionsleaguesemifinalswerepostponed(1-3may)andthecafconfederationcup(8-10may).

*thisyear'sinternationalchampionscup,apreseasontournamentwiththebestclubsineurope,wascanceled.

anothersports



athletics



*thediamondleague,theelitetrackandfieldcompetition,wasforcedtopostponeeventsinsevencitiesscheduledbetweenaprilandjune.

*theparisandbarcelonamarathonswerepostponed.

*the2020europeanathleticschampionshiptobeheldfrom25to30augustwascanceled.

badminton



*theworldbadmintonfederation(bwf)canceledthelastfivetournamentsinthequalificationperiodfortheolympicgames.

*theindonesianopen(june16-21)wasoneoftheeventstobecanceled,whiletournamentsforthenextthreemonthswerealsosuspendedinaustralia,thailandandrussia.

*theusopenusa,tobeheldjune23-28incalifornia,wassuspended.

baseball



*thefinalqualifyingtournamentintaiwanfortheolympicgameswasdelayedfromapril17-21tojune17,whilethequalifyingeventwaspostponedfrommarch22-26inarizona.

basketball



*theinternationalbasketballfederationhaspostponedthemen'solympicqualifiers,theeuropeanchampionshipandtheamericanchampionshipforoneyear.

boxing

*anthonyjoshua'sdefenseoftheworldheavyweighttitleagainstbulgariankubratpulevattottenhamhotspurstadiumonjune20waspostponed.

cricket

*theindianpremierleague,originallysuspendeduntilapril15,hasbeenpostponedindefinitely.

*thelasttwogamesofaustralia'sthree-gameone-dayinternationalseriesagainstnewzealandinsydneyandhobartwerecanceledwhilelimitedtourswerepostponed.

*theindianandsouthafricanboardsagreedtorescheduleathree-gameodiseriesforalaterdate.

*england'sseriesoftestsagainstsrilankaandthewestindieswaspostponed.theenglandandwalescricketboardextendedthesuspensionofprofessionalplayinthecountryuntiljuly1.

*southafrica'slimitedsrilankatourscheduledforjunehasbeenpostponed.

*australia'sproposedtesttourinbangladeshinjunehasbeenpostponed.

cycling



*thefinaltwostagesoftheuaetourwerecanceledaftertwoitalianparticipantstestedpositive.

*theparis-nicecycleraceendedadayearlier,aftertheeighthstageinnicewascanceled.

*thewomen'stour,scheduledtotakeplacejune8-13,wascanceled.

golf

*theopenchampionshipwascanceled.

*theeuropeantourcanceledthebmwinternationalopen(june25-28)andtheopendefrance(july2-5).thescottishopen(july9-12)waspostponed.thetourhadpostponedorcanceledscheduledeventsbetweenmarchandmay.

*the2020amateurworldteamchampionship(watc)scheduledforoctoberwascanceled.

*thestandrewstrophy,scheduledtotakeplaceinwalesfromjuly23-24,wascanceled.

handball



*thegermanhandballseasonwascanceledafterthebestclubsvotedtoleavethecampaign.

*themen'sandwomen'sehfcupandthechallengecupwerecanceled.

*therestoftheeuro2020women'squalifiersaswellastheeuropeanplayoffmatchesforthe2021men'sworldchampionshipswerecanceled

thehorseraces



*thegrandnationalfestival(april2-4)wascanceled.

*thedubaiworldcup,oneoftherichesthorseracesintheworldandapremierannualsportingeventintheunitedarabemirates,willnottakeplacethisyear.

*theguineasfestivalatnewmarketinmayandtheepsomderbyinjunehavebeenpostponed,whiletheroyalascotinjunecanbeheldwithoutspectators.

basketball



*netballsuperleaguegameswerepostponeduntilatleastmay31.

rowing



*theusnationalrowingchampionshipsusa2020scheduledforjulyand2020usnationalrowingchampionshipsscheduledforaugusthavebeencanceled.

rugby



*foursixnationsmatcheswerepostponed.

*thefrenchrugbyfederationsuspendedallitscompetitionsandwillnotbeabletoreturnuntilseptember.

*theeuropeanrugbyseasonwassuspendedaftertheeuropeanprofessionalclubrugbypostponedthechampionsleagueandchallengecupquarterfinalmatches(april3-5).

*thesemifinalandfinalofthisseason'schampionscupandchallengecuptournaments,duetotakeplaceinmarseilleinmay,havebeenpostponed.

*theenglandrugbyfootballunionandthegoverningbodyofwalesconfirmedtheendofthe2019-20seasonforallleagues,cupsandcountyrugby,buttheenglishpremierleaguehasbeenexcluded.

*superrugbysuspendeditsseason.

surf

*theworldsurfingleagueextendedthepostponementofeventsuntiljune,whileannouncingamajoroverhaulforfuturetours,withdetailsonapost-seasonsurf-offtobeannouncedinjuly.

tabletennis



*theinternationaltabletennisfederation(ittf)eliminatedalltabletenniscompetitionsuntiltheendofjuly.

tennis



*thewimbledonchampionshipswerecanceledforthefirsttimesinceworldwarii,whileprofessionaltenniswassuspendeduntiljuly13.

*thefedcupfinals(budapest; April 14-19) were postponed.

* The Laver Cup from September 25 to 27 was canceled to avoid a crash with the rescheduled French Open.

VOLLEYBALL



The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) canceled this year's Volleyball League of Nations, which was scheduled to start on May 19 for the women's competition and May 22 for the men's event.

WINTER SPORTS



* The International Ski Federation canceled the last races of the Men's Alpine Skiing World Cup.

* The Cortina World Cup finals were canceled along with the last three women's races at Are.

* The women's ice hockey world championships in Canada were canceled.

* The World Ice Hockey Championship scheduled for Switzerland in May was canceled.

* The world speed skating championships in Seoul were postponed until at least October.

* The world figure skating championships from March 16 to 22 in Montreal were canceled.

* The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has canceled the rest of its season after temporarily suspending its playoffs.

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