When am I going to see you again? Sports offers to get out of the shadow of the virus
PARIS: big ticket sports events, the 2020 Olympics , European football championships , Wimbledon and the British Open golf tournament has been taken to the wall by the coronavirus .
However, there are some breakouts of recovery as sports around the world make tentative plans to get back into action:
- On Monday, the English Premier League meets with clubs that will discuss a plan to complete the season behind closed doors in neutral locations.
They would like to restart the season in June and play the remaining 92 games for August.
However, on Sunday, Brighton chief executive Paul Barber revealed a third player at the club had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Two other Brighton players, who were not named, contracted the virus several weeks ago and reportedly recovered.
Liverpool have a 25 point lead at the top of the table.
- The German Bundesliga will become the first major European league to resume on May 16.
The Bundesliga wants to complete the last nine rounds of matches before June 30 to get around 300 million euros ($ 325 million) in television money.
The plans suffered a setback on Saturday when the second division Dynamo Dresden They reported that two players had tested positive for the virus, prompting the club to place its entire team in a 14-day quarantine.
- In Spain, La Liga expects to restart in mid-June, but on Sunday announced that five players from the two main leagues tested positive.
- The Italian footballers participate in individual training, with groups of teams starting on May 18. However, Fiorentina and Sampdoria announced ten positive tests last week. In addition, a player from Turin tested positive.
- In France, Paris Saint-Germain has been declared the champion of Ligue 1.
- South Korea had the honor of being the first league back in action on Friday, but there were no crowds or wild goal celebrations, even discouraged from speaking.
- The first official football to be played in Western Europe since March took place on Saturday, behind closed doors in the Faroe Islands.
- The English season will not start until July 1 at the earliest and probably behind closed doors. The new Hundred tournament was scrapped until 2021. However, England could start its rescheduled series of three tests against the West Indies on July 8.
Originally, the series was supposed to start on June 4. Australia and Pakistan will still be touring later in the summer.
- The money-drawn IPL, which should have started on March 29, has been postponed, but media reports said BCCI could aim for a tournament in September-October, ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
- ATP and WTA will not resume tournament play until July 13 at the earliest.
- The French Open at Roland Garros has already moved from September 20 to October 4, although there are suggestions that it could return for another week.
You can also play behind closed doors.
- The United States Tennis Association will decide in mid-June on the US Open in New York.
- After 10 races were canceled or postponed, Formula One hopes to open its season in Austria with consecutive races on July 5 and 12.
F1 boss Chase Carey insists that a 15-18 racing season is still possible and new locations could be used.
Liberty Media, the company that manages the sport, reported a collapse in revenues of more than $ 200 million (184.7 million euros) in the first quarter of the year.
- NASCAR will return on May 17 at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina.
- MotoGP expects to start with consecutive races in Jerez, Spain on July 19 and 26.
- NBA chief Adam Silver says a decision on when the NBA can restart could come sometime in June, with the league looking to play in one or two centers with Orlando and Las Vegas as the top contenders.
- MLB has postponed its scheduled start to March and several ideas for organizing a campaign have been put forward.
- The National Hockey League closed March 12 and Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league is not in a race to resume.
- After the cancellation of the British Open, the remaining races are the PGA Championship from August 6 to 9 in San Francisco and the US Open. USA Rescheduled from September 17 to 20 in Winged Foot, New York, with the Masters, generally played in April, scheduled for November 12 and 15.
- The Ryder Cup, in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, Sept. 25-27, could take place without fans.
- The USPGA hopes that its season can be resumed at the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11 in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The LPGA Tour will resume on July 15 at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational tournament in Michigan.
- The European Tour is scheduled to return to the British Masters starting July 30.
- The Tour de France has been rescheduled for August 29 from its original start date of June 27.
- The Giro d'Italia will take place from October 3 to 25 with a six-day overlap with the Tour of Spain and will be held at the same time as three classics of the 'Monument'.
- The Diamond League, which should have started in Doha on April 17, should now start in London on July 4.
- The Aintree Grand National was suspended, and the first four English classics, the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas that should have been organized last weekend, and the Oaks and Epsom Derby on June 5/6, have been postponed with new dates still to be decided
- If the Royal Ascot festival from June 16 to 20 receives the go-ahead, it will be organized in front of an empty tribune with forbidden attendees.
- In the United States, the Kentucky Derby on May 5, the first leg of the United States Triple Crown, will now be held on September 5.
- The NRL season in Australia will start on May 28.
- Together, the French Top 14 was abandoned but, in the southern hemisphere, the Super Rugby season, scheduled to end in June, could be played at the same time as the four-nation International Rugby Championship in August and September.