Sport Events Canceled Due to The Coronavirus (Updated List)

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By The Captain March 12, 2020

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Coronavirus affects sports events

Sadly, every aspect of our lives is altered by the new coronavirus wide-spread epidemy. Some of the most popular events, conferences and festivals around the globe have been canceled or postponed – and sport events are no exception. In other words, if you’re into tennis, hockey or the Olympic games, I have some bad news for you.

It’s all for the greater good, though. Cancelling events that imply large gatherings is a sign of responsibility on behalf of the organizers, which is crucial in times like these.

With that in mind, let’s have a look at the main sport events cancelled or postponed so far:

  • All sporting events are suspended in Italy at least until April 3, as the Italian Olympic Committee announced on Monday;
  • Santa Clara County, California, canceled every gathering of more than 1,000 people for at least three weeks. The ban will affect sport events scheduled to take place at San Jose’s SAP Center (NHL’s Sharks and AHL’s Barracuda’s home) and at Earthquakes Stadium (home to MLS’ Earthquakes), as well as other events at Stanford University.
  • The media summit for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games was canceled by the Committee to avoid the potential spread of the coronavirus;
  • The 2020 BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament usually held in Indian Wells, California, has been canceled by director Tommy Haas. The tournament has been held every March since 1976;
  • The International Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, which was supposed to begin on March 31st, was canceled this Saturday;
  • The MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas was officially postponed until November. The annual motorcycle race of Austin should’ve taken place between April 3-5;
  • The World Athletics Indoor Championship, initially scheduled for March 13-15, has been postponed until 2021;
  • The 32nd annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival did open March 4th in Columbus, Ohio, starring 22,000 athletes. However, there are no spectators allowed.



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