Major sporting events affected by Coronavirus spread


Find out which major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Just a week ago, it would have been hard to imagine that the global pandemic Coronavirus (Covid-19) would lead to the cancellation of so many major sporting events – but this is the reality that the world is facing currently as countries strive to stem the virus’ rampant spread. Probably one of the most watched and attended global events is the Formula 1 Grand Prix and its season opener in Australia was cancelled on Thursday 12 March, following team McLaren’s withdrawal due to one of their team members contracting the virus. If you were planning to enjoy a jam-packed weekend of sport, there sadly won’t be any live coverage of the following:

Athletics

Postponed
World Indoor Champs – until 2021
Paris Marathon – to 18 October

Cycling

Postponed
Strade Bianche
Milano-Sanremo
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Giro di Sicilia

Cancelled
Tirreno-Adriatico
UAE Tour – only the last two days are cancelled

Football

Postponed
Premier League – All Matches
SkyBet Championship - All Matches
FA Cup - All Matches
Italian Serie A – All Matches
LaLiga – All Matches
UCL – Valencia vs. Atalanta 
UCL – PSG vs. Dortmund
UCL – Barcelona vs. Napoli 
UCL – Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea 
UCL – Man City vs. Real Madrid
UCL – Juventus vs. Lyon 
UEL – Sevilla vs. Roma 
UEL – Inter Milan vs. Getafe

Cancelled
UEFA International Friendly – Belgium vs Portugal
UEFA International Friendly – Switzerland vs Belgium
UEFA International Friendly – Portugal vs Croatia

Behind closed doors
UCL – Valencia vs. Atalanta 
UCL – PSG vs. Dortmund
UCL – Barcelona vs. Napoli 
UCL – Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea 
UEL – LASK vs. Man Utd 
UEL – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Basel
UEL – Wolfsburg vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
UEL – Olympiacos vs. Wolves

Golf

Postponed
Women's Amateur Asia Pacific
European – Kenya Open
European – Indian Open
European – Maybank Champs
European – China Open

Cancelled
LPGA – Thailand
LPGA – Women's World Champs
LPGA – Blue Bay

Gymnastics

Cancelled
FIG WC – Artistic Stuttgart

Postponed
FIG WC: Artistic Doha – to 5 – 6 June
FIG WC: Rhythmic Pesaro – to 7 June

Motorsport

Postponed
SBK – Qatar 
SBK – Spain – to 23 – 25 October
SBK – France – to 2 – 4 October
MotoGP – Thailand – to 3 – 4 October
MotoGP – Americas – to 14 – 15 November

Cancelled
MotoGP – Qatar – Qualifying & MotoGP races cancelled
FIA WEC – Sebring 1000 Miles

Behind closed doors
Formula 1 – Bahrain

Rugby

Postponed
World Sevens Series – Hong Kong – to 9 – 11 October
World Sevens Series – Singapore – to 17 – 18 October
Six Nations – Ireland vs. Italy
Six Nations – Italy vs. England
Six Nations – France vs. Ireland
Women's Six Nations – Italy vs. Scotland
Women's Six Nations – France vs. Ireland

Shooting

Postponed
ISSF World Cup – to 5 - 12 May and 2 – 9 June

Swimming

Postponed
FINA – Diving World Series – Kazan 
FINA – Diving World Cup – Tokyo

Tennis

Cancelled
ATP 1000 – BNP Paribas Open