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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sport updates amid Coronavirus: Wednesday, 8th March

Coronavirus Pandemic, How COVID-19 impacted on sporting events around the world.





Coronavirus has created the worst crisis in recent human history. Big economies are shaking with fear of bankruptcy.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, almost all types of sport and game activities have been shut down throughout the world.


The outbreak of the coronavirus, which as of April 8 has killed more than 82,000+ people globally, has affected sporting events across the world.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has infected more than 1.4 million people worldwide and fortunately, 302K patients have been recovered.






Coronavirus Pandemic and sports, How COVID-19 impacted on sporting events around the world




Wednesday, 8th March: Sport and game updates amid Coronavirus.


Formula 1:   The Canadian Grand Prix is the latest Formula 1 race in the 2020 Calendar year that has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian GP is going to held in Montreal on June 14, but the organizing committee makes the decision to cancel the Canadian GP because they can't set up the track in the minimal time.

UFC:    
UFC President Dana White has revealed that they got a Private Island to hold a UFC fights Card every week for the next two months amid coronavirus pandemic. Dana also confirmed the Tony Ferguson would fight Justin Gaethje at UFC249. White is still yet to confirm where UFC249 will be held

Athletics:   The World Athletics Championships 2021 in the United States will stage the event the following year but will avoid a clash with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 from 27 July to 7 August, while Athletics dates are 15-24 July 2022.

Rugby:    Wales' leading rugby players will take a 25% pay cut as the sport deals with the financial impact of coronavirus.  The salary reduction, effective from 1 April, will last three months. However, the cut will not apply to players earning £25,000 a year or less.

Rugby Premiership:    Premiership Rugby is exploring the possibility of rescheduling the Twickenham final deep into the summer after further postponing the season. The campaign was initially called off until 24 April because of coronavirus. 
But still, organizers hope and committed to "completing all games" in the 2019-2020 season.

Golf, Ryder Cup 2020:    Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington says the "common consensus" is that the Ryder Cup competition, scheduled to take place from 25-27 September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, USA, should not take place without spectators.



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Tuesday, 7th April, Sport updates amid Coronavirus.



FORMULA 1:    The Canadian Grand Prix, due to be held in Montreal on 14 June, is postponed - becoming the ninth race of the 2020 season to be affected.

HORSE RACING:   The first four Classics of the season - including the Derby at Epsom, which was scheduled for 6 June - are postponed.

HORSE RACING:  Organisers of Royal Ascot say the meeting, scheduled for 16-20 June, will not "take place as an event open to the public".

MOTORSPORT:   MotoGP races in Italy (31 May) and Spain (7 June) are postponed, meaning the new season will not begin until mid-June at the earliest.

OLYMPICS:   Tokyo 2020 organisers cancel the exhibition of the Olympic Flame which was due to be on display in Fukushima until the end of April.

TABLE TENNIS:   The International Table Tennis Federation announces new provisional dates of 27 September - 4 October for the World Championships in South Korea.



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