The BBC reports that the spread of coronavirus around the world has impacted the staging of sporting events around the world.

This is what has been affected so far:

14 March:

  • ATHLETICS: The Edinburgh Marathon, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 24 May, is postponed with organisers aiming to announce a new date on Monday.


  • BOXING: The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final – and IBF world title bout – in Riga between Latvia’s Mairis Briedis and Cuba’s Yuniel Dorticos, scheduled for 21 March, is moved to 16 May.


  • CRICKET: The final two Australia v New Zealand one-day internationals of the series, as well as three Twenty20 matches between the teams, due to start on 24 March, are postponed.
  • CURLING: The LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 in Glasgow is cancelled.


  • CYCLING: The Tour of Flanders, scheduled to take place on 5 April, is postponed.



  • FOOTBALL: Five of Saturday’s 11 National League games are called off , despite the league’s board allowing fixtures in its three divisions to go ahead as planned.


  • FOOTBALL: Barnet’s squad goes into self-isolation after four members of staff show signs of coronavirus. Tuesday’s National League match against Barrow is postponed.


  • FOOTBALL: The international friendly between Germany and Italy, scheduled to take place in Nuremberg, Germany on 31 March, is cancelled.



  • HORSE RACING: Enhanced hygiene measures used at jump racing’s Cheltenham Festival are extended to all racecourses as the sport continues to hold fixtures.



  • NETBALL: Loughborough Lightning’s Superleague game against Saracens Mavericks on Monday, 16 March will be played behind closed doors.



  • RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, the southern hemisphere club competition, is suspended after this weekend’s matches.


13 March:

  • ATHLETICS: London Marathon – scheduled for 26 April – is postponed and rearranged for 4 October. The Manchester Marathon, scheduled for 5 April, is also postponed.


  • BADMINTON: All BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments are suspended from 16 March until 12 April.




  • CRICKET: Champion County game between MCC and Essex cancelled.
  • CRICKET: Hampshire, Kent, Warwickshire and Yorkshire curtail pre-season tours.
  • CYCLING: May’s Giro D’Italia, which was due to begin in Hungary, is postponed.


  • CYCLING: The Six Day Manchester – scheduled to be held this weekend – will not take place.
  • CYCLING: ASO says the final stage of the Paris-Nice race is cancelled, so Saturday’s stage will be the last.


  • DARTS: The Professional Darts Corporation reschedules its double-header in Rotterdam, which had been due to take place on 25-26 March, for 9-10 September. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will take place on the second of those nights in the Dutch city.



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  • FOOTBALL: Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus and Chelsea men’s team squad are self-isolating.
  • FOOTBALL: Everton’s first-team squad and coaching staff self-isolate after a first-team player shows symptoms of the virus.
  • FOOTBALL: Uefa suspends all football competitions due to be played on 17 and 18 March.



  • GYMNASTICS: The Apparatus World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been cancelled.
  • HOCKEY: All Pro League matches scheduled to take place before 15 April are called off by the International Hockey Federation.


  • ICE HOCKEY: Elite League cancels all matches with immediate effect.
  • MOTORSPORT: Formula E is suspended for two months, affecting races in Paris, Seoul and Jakarta.
  • RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds Rhinos postpone the Super League game against Catalans Dragons on Saturday after a player shows symptoms of coronavirus.



  • RUGBY UNION: Sunday’s Premiership Cup final between Sale and Harlequins is off.
  • SQUASH: PSA tour suspended until end of April.

12 March:

  • ALL SPORT: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government is considering banning sporting fixtures but it will not happen immediately.


  • BASEBALL: Start of MLB season delayed by at least two weeks and spring training games cancelled.
  • BASKETBALL: NBA is suspended until further notice after Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus.
  • BASKETBALL: International Basketball Federation suspends all competitions from 13 March.


  • BASKETBALL: Euroleague Basketball competitions suspended.
  • CRICKET: Australia’s men to play their three one-day internationals against New Zealand behind closed doors
  • CRICKET: Australia women’s team will not travel to South Africa for scheduled limited-overs series.


  • CURLING: The World Women’s Curling Championship, due to take place between 14 and 22 March, is cancelled.
  • DARTS: The Professional Darts Corporation cancels the Premier League double-header in Rotterdam on 25-26 March.


  • GOLF: The PGA Tour bans spectators from attending tournaments through to April 5, starting with Friday’s second round of the Players Championship.
  • FOOTBALL: Uefa calls emergency meeting for Tuesday at which possibility of postponing Euro 2020 by one year will be discussed.
  • FOOTBALL: Conmebol qualifiers, including Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, scheduled to take place between 23-31 March for the 2022 World Cup, are postponed.


  • FOOTBALL: The Premier League announces it will hold an “emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures.


  • FOOTBALL: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirus and Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Brighton is postponed.



  • FOOTBALL: Spanish top flight La Liga is suspended for at least next two rounds of matches.
  • FOOTBALL: MLS suspends matches for 30 days.


  • FOOTBALL: Danish Football Association cancels all football activities in the country for two weeks.
  • FOOTBALL: Bosnia-Herzegovina request Uefa postpones the home Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Northern Ireland on 26 March.
  • FOOTBALL: Three Leicester players self-isolating after showing symptoms of coronavirus.


  • FOOTBALL: Juventus announce 121 members of staff, including players, are self-isolating after defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus.
  • FOOTBALL: Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini tests positive for coronavirus.
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  • FORMULA 1: This weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix is called off. News follows McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.
  • GOLF: Next three tournaments on the LPGA Tour postponed, including first major of the season.


  • ICE HOCKEY: NHL season in the US and Canada is suspended.
  • ICE HOCKEY: Great Britain’s two matches with Poland, due to take place on 17 and 18 April, are cancelled.


  • RUGBY UNION: Pro14 suspended indefinitely.
  • TENNIS: ATP suspended for six weeks.
  • TENNIS: Miami Open, starting on 23 March, is cancelled.
  • TENNIS: No professional tennis tournaments to be played anywhere in the world until at least 20 April.

11 March:

  • ALL SPORT: Argentina cancels all international sporting events due to be held in the country in March. The South American Swimming Championships, World Cup fencing events, Olympic boxing qualifiers and athletics are affected.



  • BASKETBALL: The NCAA college basketball tournament, known as March Madness, taking places in various cities across the USA, to be closed to paying spectators.


  • CRICKET: Somerset, Surrey and Worcestershire cancel pre-season trips to the United Arab Emirates
  • DARTS: The cancelled European Darts Open in Leverkusen in Germany is replaced by a Players Championship weekend in Milton Keynes on 28-29 March.


  • FOOTBALL: Manchester City’s Premier League match with Arsenal on 11 March is postponed as a “precautionary measure” – and several Gunners players put into self-isolation.
  • FOOTBALL: Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani tests positive for virus.


  • FOOTBALL: The Europa League ties between Sevilla and Roma in Spain and Inter Milan’s match against Getafe on 12 March are postponed.


  • FOOTBALL: Rangers’ Europa League game at Bayer Leverkusen on 19 March and the Eintracht Frankfurt-Basel tie on 12 March in the same competition to be played behind closed doors.
  • FOOTBALL: Seattle Sounders against FC Dallas on 21 March in the MLS is postponed.


  • FOOTBALL: Four-team tournament in Qatar from 26-30 March involving Belgium, Portugal, Croatia and Switzerland is cancelled.


  • FOOTBALL: French League Cup final between Paris St Germain and Lyon on 4 April is postponed.
  • FOOTBALL: Spanish Cup final between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad in Seville on 18 April is postponed.


  • FOOTBALL: Timo Hubers, who plays for German second tier side Hannover, tests positive for coronavirus.
  • FORMULA 1: Two members of the Haas Formula 1 team and one from McLaren are in self-isolation after being tested for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix.


  • GOLF: European Tour event Hero Indian Open, due to take place from March 19-22, is postponed. The Czech Masters, scheduled from August 20-23 is cancelled, along with two tournaments in the Czech Republic in May, and one in Slovakia in July on the secondary Challenge Tour.


  • GYMNASTICS: The International Gymnastics Federation postpones three World Cup competitions until June.


  • ICE SKATING: The World Figure Skating Championships, scheduled to take place in for Montreal from 16-22 March, are cancelled.
  • MOTORSPORT: World Superbike organisers say the Spanish round of the series, scheduled for 27-29 March, is postponed until 23-25 October.
  • MOTORSPORT: Formula E race in Jakarta on 6 June is cancelled. It is the third race this season to be postponed.


  • TAEKWONDO: The European Senior Championships in Zagreb from 7-10 May are postponed, along with the European Olympic and Para-taekwondo qualification event, which is due to take place in April in Moscow.
  • TENNIS: The Fed Cup finals in Budapest from 14-18 April and other Fed Cup play-offs ties on the weekend of 17 and 18 April are postponed.

10 March:

  • FOOTBALL: The Italian football federation (FIGC) says the Serie A season may not finish because of the coronavirus outbreak, with alternative options including staging play-offs, not having a champion for 2019-20, or declaring the current standings final.
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  • FOOTBALL: Barcelona’s Champions League game against Napoli on 18 March will be played behind closed doors at the Nou Camp.
  • FOOTBALL: Borussia Monchengladbach’s Bundesliga game against Cologne on Wednesday to be played behind closed doors, as will five of nine matches in the league at the weekend.


  • FOOTBALL: Poland’s top-flight the Ekstraklasa to be played behind closed doors until further notice.
  • FOOTBALL: Japan’s J League is suspended until at least 3 April having initially postponed matches until 18 March.


  • ROWING: Two World Rowing Cups, the European Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta and the final Paralympic Qualification Regatta, all due to be held in Italy between 10 April-May 10, are cancelled.


  • RUGBY LEAGUE: Saturday’s Super League game between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos will take place behind closed doors.
  • TABLE TENNIS: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) says April’s ITTF World Tour Japan Open is postponed. It hopes to hold the event later in 2020.


  • WINTER SPORT: GB Alpine Championships 2020, which were due to be held in Tignes, France between 29 March and 10 April, are cancelled

9 March:


  • BASEBALL: Japanese officials postpone the start of the professional baseball league season, scheduled for 20 March.
  • BOXING: Francesco Patera vs Devis Boschiero, due to take place on 27 March in Verona, Italy, for the vacant interim WBA world lightweight title is postponed.


  • CRICKET: Lancashire call off pre-season trips to Dubai and South Africa
  • CYCLING: Organisers of the Paris-Nice race say the event will now be ‘behind closed doors’ .
  • FOOTBALL: Olympiakos v Wolves and Sevilla v Roma in the Europa League, scheduled to be played on 12 March, will take place behind closed doors.


  • FOOTBALL: The Romanian Football Federation announces all league matches will be played behind closed doors until further notice and ticket sales for the 2021 European Under-21 Championship qualifier between Romania and Denmark on 31 March are suspended.


  • FOOTBALL: The Asian qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, due to be played on 23-31 March and 1-9 June, are postponed.
  • FOOTBALL: Paris St-Germain’s Champions League last-16 match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday will be played behind closed doors.


  • JUDO: The International Judo Federation says all World Judo Tour events are cancelled until the end of April.
  • RUGBY UNION: The Six Nations match between France and Ireland, scheduled for 14 March, is postponed.


  • RUGBY UNION: The Women’s Six Nations fixture between Wales and Scotland is postponed after a Scottish player tests positive for the virus.
  • SNOOKER: The attendance in the arena for the Gibraltar Open, which starts on 11 March, is limited to 100 people as a precautionary measure.


  • TENNIS: Indian Wells, a combined ATP and WTA event which is one of the most prestigious tournaments outside of the Grand Slams, is cancelled two days before the main draw matches are due to start.
  • WINTER SPORT: The Italian Winters Sports Federation suspends all sporting activity across its disciplines, including skiing, snowboarding and biathlon.

Source: BBC