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Tokyo 2020 Olympics shelved for a year over Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Tuesday. The Tokyo Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, […]

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Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini test positive for COVID-19

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected. “Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we have received the Covid-19 test results and that […]

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Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz dies due to coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his son announced. Sanz was in charge of the Spanish giants from 1995-2000, overseeing two Champions League titles. “My father has just passed away. He did not deserve this ending and in this way,” tweeted his […]

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21-year-old Spanish football coach dies from novel coronavirus

Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia, who worked with Atletico Portada Alta, has died from novel coronavirus. He was 21. He was suffering from leukemia which made him vulnerable against the virus and he was taken to the Regional Hospital of Malaga with severe coronavirus symptoms where he passed away on Sunday. Garcia had served as […]

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All Champions League and Europa League matches for next week postponed due to coronavirus

UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League matches due to take place next week because of the coronavirus outbreak, European soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Friday. “In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions […]

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Players tournament, Australian GP cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak

The Players Championship golf event was halted after one round and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix scrapped as the unprecedented shutdown of elite sport triggered by the coronavirus pandemic continued around the globe on Friday. In a frenetic 24 hours, Europe’s leading soccer leagues were placed on hold, the top men’s tennis circuit was […]

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IPL season start delayed because of coronavirus outbreak

The start of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament has been postponed until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced on Friday. It had been scheduled to begin on March 29. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to suspend IPL […]

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Foreign players may not be available for IPL 2020 till April 15 due to visa restrictions

No foreign player will be available for this year’s IPL 2020 till April 15 due to visa restrictions imposed by the government to contain the novel coronavirus threat, casting fresh doubts on the fate of the event. “The foreign players who play in the IPL come under the Business Visa category. As per the government’s […]

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Cancelling 2020 Olympics “unthinkable”, Tokyo Governor says amid coronavirus scare

Cancelling the 2020 Olympics is “unthinkable” although the classification of the coronavirus as a pandemic will likely have some impact on the Games, the Tokyo city governor said on Thursday. “It can’t be said that the announcement of a pandemic would have no impact… But I think cancellation is unthinkable,” Yuriko Koike told reporters. Doubts […]

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Maharashtra bans IPL ticket sales over fast spreading coronavirus : Report

The IPL is scheduled to begin on March 29 with the Mumbai Indians hosting Chennai Super Kings in the season opener, but according to reports ticket sales in Maharashtra has been banned by the government due to COVID-19. The Maharashtra government is understood to have decided on this to stop crowd gathering as a precaution […]

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Barcelona to host Napoli in empty stadium amid coronavirus scare

Barcelona’s Champions League last-16 second leg match with Napoli scheduled for March 18 will take place without spectators due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus, a club spokesman said on Tuesday. The match will take place at Camp Nou after a 1-1 draw in Napoli, but no supporters will be allowed to enter […]

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Bahrain F1 Grand Prix to be held without spectators amid coronavirus outbreak

Fans will not be allowed to attend this month’s Bahrain Grand Prix because of the coronavirus outbreak. Organisers said the race – scheduled for 20-22 March – would be “participants only” because allowing spectators at the event “would not be the right thing to do”. The Chinese Grand Prix from 17-19 April was postponed last […]