LAUSANNE: The latest situation in each country as reported by AIPS can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ug6emv7 with events around the world impacted as follows:
* The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will now begin on July 23, 2021 and run until Aug. 8. * World Athletics has suspended Olympic qualification until December. PARALYMPICS The postponed Paralympic Games will run from Aug. 24-Sep. 5, 2021.
OLYMPIC TRIALS * U.S. trials for wrestling (April 4-5) were postponed. * U.S. Rowing postponed its team trials. * U.S. diving trials (April 3-5) were postponed. All USA Diving events postponed for next 30 days.
FOOTBALL * Euro 2020 and Copa America were both postponed. The two tournaments will now be staged from June 11 to July 11, 2021. * FIFA has agreed to delay the first edition of its revamped Club World Cup due to be held in 2021. * UEFA put all club and national team competitions for men and women on hold until further notice. * The men’s and women’s Champions League finals and Europa League final originally scheduled for May have been postponed. * Europe’s top leagues remain suspended but German Bundesliga clubs have returned to training with tight restrictions. * The Scottish Premiership remains suspended but the second, third and fourth tiers have ended their seasons. * South America’s two biggest club competitions, the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana, were suspended until at least May 5. * CONCACAF suspended all competitions, including the Champions League and men’s Olympic qualifiers. * U.S. Major League Soccer suspended its season. * Asian and South American qualifying matches for 2022 World Cup were postponed. * New seasons in the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean leagues were postponed. * Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG were postponed. The start of the knockout rounds was moved back to September. * The Asian Football Confederation on April 14 postponed all matches and competitions scheduled for May-June until further notice. * The Brazilian football Confederation suspended all national competitions until further notice. * The CAF postponed the African Nations Championship, a national team tournament for home-based players only (Cameroon; April 4–25). * Semi-finals of the CAF Champions league (May 1-3) and CAF Confederation Cup (May 8-10) were postponed. * The Mauritius FA cancelled the remainder of the season. * This year’s US International Champions Cup, a pre-season tournament featuring some top European clubs, was cancelled. ATHLETICS * The World Athletics Championships scheduled for 2021 in Eugene, Oregon have been postponed to the summer of 2022 because of the Olympic Games rescheduling. * The Diamond League postponed its first five meetings of the 2020 season due to be held in April and May in Qatar, China, Stockholm, Naples and Rabat. * The World Athletics Indoor Championships (Nanjing, March 13-15) were postponed. They will be held in the same city from March 19-21, 2021. * The London, Paris and Barcelona marathons were postponed.
WORLD GAMES * The 2021 World Games have been pushed back by a year to avoid clashing with the Olympics.
COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT * The Court of Arbitration for Sport said all cases were being put on hold until May. No in-person hearings will be held before May 1.
NORTH AMERICA * The NBA suspended its season. * The NHL suspended its season. * The MLB further delayed its 2020 season’s opening day of March 26. * Boston Marathon organisers postpone the race from April 20 to Sept. 14. * The National Hockey League extended the self-quarantine recommendation for players, coaches and staff by an additional 15 days through April 30.
AUSTRALIAN RULES * The Australian Football League’s attempt to forge on with the season despite the virus outbreak lasted one round before it was shut down on March 22.
BADMINTON * The Badminton World Federation (BWF) cancelled the last five tournaments in the qualification period for the Olympics. * The Indonesia Open (June 16-21) was among a host of events that have been cancelled while tournaments over the next three months were also suspended in Australia, Thailand and Russia. * The BWF is seeking clarification from Danish authorities on how the ban on large gatherings will affect their ability to stage the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in August.
BASEBALL * The final qualification tournament in Taiwan for the Olympics was put back from April to June 17-21, while the March 22-26 qualification event in Arizona was postponed. * Japan’s professional league postponed the start of the season.
BASKETBALL * The Women’s National Basketball Association postponed the start of its 2020 regular season, originally scheduled to run from May 15-Sept. 20. * The International Basketball Federation postponed the men’s Olympic qualifiers, European Championship and the Americas Championship by a year.
BOXING * Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on June 20 was postponed.
CANOEING * All events originally scheduled for May, including the Paracanoe World Championships, canoe sprint Olympic qualifiers, and the ICF canoe sprint World Cup have been cancelled. * Pre-Olympic canoe slalom training camps in Tokyo in May, June and July have all been cancelled. * The opening two ICF canoe slalom World Cups, set for June in Italy and France, have been postponed.
CRICKET * The Indian Premier League, originally suspended until April 15, has been postponed indefinitely. * The last two games of Australia’s three-match one-day international series against New Zealand in Sydney and Hobart were cancelled while the limited-overs tours were postponed. * The boards of India and South Africa agreed to reschedule a three-match ODI series to a later date. * England’s two-match test series in Sri Lanka scheduled to start on March 19 was postponed. * Australia’s proposed test tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed and both boards will work together to find new dates to reschedule the series.
CYCLING * The Tour de France that was due to be held from June 27-July 19 has been postponed to Aug. 29-Sept 20. * The final two stages of the UAE Tour were cancelled after two Italian participants tested positive. * The Paris-Nice cycling race ended a day early after the eighth stage into Nice was cancelled. * The Giro d’Italia, the Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour de Yorkshire Race were postponed. * All cycling races up to the end of April have already been cancelled and riders in France and Spain, where many are based, were told they cannot train outside. GOLF * The Masters, PGA Championships and U.S. Open were postponed while the Open Championships was cancelled. * The European Tour cancelled the BMW International Open (June 25-28) and the Open de France (July 2-5). The Scottish Open (July 9-12) was postponed. The Tour had postponed or cancelled events scheduled between March and May.
HORSE RACING * The Grand National festival (April 2-4) was cancelled while the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in North American horse racing’s Triple Crown (May 2) was postponed to Sept. 5. * The Dubai World Cup, one of the world’s richest horse races and a premier annual sporting event in the United Arab Emirates, will not go ahead this year. * The Guineas Festival at Newmarket in May and June’s Epsom Derby have been postponed while June’s Royal Ascot may be held without spectators. * British horse racing will remain suspended beyond April with no new date set for ending the suspension.
MOTORSPORT * Formula One cancelled the opening race in Australia on March 15 and the showcase Monaco Grand Prix in May has also been scrapped. A number of races were postponed, the latest being the June 14 Canadian Grand Prix. * Formula One expects to run a shortened season of 15-18 grands prix once racing resumes, down from its original calendar of a record 22 races. * Eight races of the MotoGP season have now been postponed after the first round in Qatar was cancelled. * NASCAR postponed all race events through May 3 but intends to run all 36 races this season. * The Le Mans 24 hours race was postponed from June 13-14 to Sept. 19-20. * The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed until Aug. 23.
RUGBY * Four Six Nations matches were postponed. * France’s rugby federation suspended all its competitions. * The European rugby season was suspended after European Professional Club Rugby postponed Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches (April 3-5). * The semi-final and final of this season’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments, which were due to take place in Marseille in May, have been postponed. * England’s Rugby Football Union and Wales’ governing body confirmed the end of the 2019-20 season for all league, cup and county rugby, but the English Premiership has been excluded. * Super Rugby suspended its season. * Japan’s Top League cancelled the remaining 42 matches of the season.
SHOOTING * The 2020 ISSF World Cups in New Delhi (May) and Baku (June-July) were cancelled.
SNOOKER * The World Snooker Championship in Sheffield (April 18-May 4) at the Crucible Theatre, will be re-arranged for July or August.
SWIMMING * The 2020 European Aquatics Championships scheduled to take place from May 11-24 in Budapest, Hungary, has been postponed to August.
#TENNIS * The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two while professional tennis has been suspended until July 13. * The French Open was postponed until Sept. 20-Oct. 4. * The Fed Cup finals (Budapest; April 14-19) were postponed. * The WTA leg of the Rogers Cup scheduled to take place from Aug. 7-16 in Montreal has been postponed to 2021.
WINTER SPORTS * The International Ski Federation cancelled the final races of the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup. * The World Cup finals in Cortina were cancelled along with the last three women’s races in Are. * The women’s world ice hockey championships in Canada were cancelled. * The Ice Hockey World Championship scheduled for Switzerland in May was cancelled. * The speed skating world championships in Seoul were postponed until at least October. * The March 16-22 world figure skating championships in Montreal were cancelled. * The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has cancelled the remainder of its season after temporarily suspending its playoffs.