Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak:
– The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia was held without spectators.
– The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games flame handover in Athens next week will be done in an empty stadium.
– The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) suspended the remainder of the torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds.
– U.S. Olympic trials for wrestling, originally scheduled for April 4-5 at Penn State University, were postponed.
– U.S. Rowing postponed its Olympic team trials.
– U.S. Olympic diving trials, scheduled for April 3-5 in Tucson, Arizona, were postponed. All USA Diving events postponed for next 30 days.
– The NBA has suspended its season.
– The NHL has suspended its season.
– The MLB will delay its 2020 season’s opening day of March 26 by at least two weeks. It said Spring Training camps were also suspended.
– All elite soccer matches in England, including the Premier League, Football League (EFL) and Women’s Super League (WSL), were suspended until April 4.
– The German Football League called off matches scheduled for March 13-15 in the Bundesliga and second-tier Bundesliga 2. They recommended both leagues be suspended until April 2.
– UEFA postponed all Champions League and Europa League matches due to take place this week.
– The Confederation of African Football has postponed two rounds of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for March 25-31.
– CONCACAF suspended all competitions, including the Champions League and men’s Olympic qualifiers.
– The top two tiers of French soccer — Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 — have been suspended.
– All soccer matches in Spain’s top two divisions were postponed for two weeks.
– England’s friendly internationals against Italy and Denmark at Wembley on March 27 and 31 will not take place.
– U.S. Major League Soccer has suspended its season.
– All soccer in the Netherlands was suspended until the end of March.
– FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation have agreed to postpone Asian World Cup qualifying matches in March and June.
– FIFA has postponed South American qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup between March 23-31.
– Spain’s Copa del Rey final between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad (Seville; April 18) was postponed.
– New seasons in the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean leagues were postponed.
– A four-team event in Doha featuring Croatia, Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland (March 26-30) was canceled.
– Tickets are not being sold for the Euro 2020 qualifying playoff semi-finals between Bulgaria and Hungary and Bosnia and Northern Ireland.
– 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 Mexican soccer league, the Liga MX, said all matches in the top-flight Liga BBVW MX, the second tier Ascenso BBVA MX and women’s league Liga BBVA MX Feminil have been suspended until further notice.
– The Brazilian football Confederation (CBF) suspended all national competitions until further notice, a ruling that affects the Brazilian Cup, the women’s first and second divisions, and two youth tournaments.
– 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 Paris and Barcelona marathons were postponed.
– The London marathon, due to take place on April 26, was postponed to Oct. 4.
– 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.
– Euroleague Basketball suspended all 2019-20 EuroLeague, EuroCup and Euroleague Next Generation Tournament games.
– The last two games of Australia’s three-match one-day series against New Zealand in Sydney and Hobart were canceled.
– Australia and New Zealand’s limited overs tours were postponed.
– The start of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, scheduled for March 29, was postponed until April 15.
– The cricket boards of India and South Africa agreed to reschedule a three-match one-day international series to a later date. The first match on March 12 was washed out.
– England’s two-match test series in Sri Lanka scheduled to start on March 19 was postponed.
– Cycling’s governing body (UCI) plans to retroactively use March 3 as the cut-off point for Olympic qualification in mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle.
– The final two stages of the UAE Tour were canceled after two Italian participants tested positive.
– The Paris-Nice cycling race ended a day early after the eighth stage into Nice was canceled.
– The Giro d’Italia, scheduled to start in Budapest, Hungary on May 9, has been postponed.
– The year’s first major, the Masters, has been postponed from April 9-12 to “some later date”.
– The Players Championship in Florida was canceled after the first round. The next three PGA events have also been scrapped.
– The Honda LPGA Thailand event and the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore were canceled.
– The next three LPGA Tour events scheduled for Arizona and California have all been postponed.
– The Indian Open, the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur and the China Open have all been postponed.
– The All-Around World Cup (Stuttgart; March 20-22) was canceled.
– The Swedish Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) is ending the 2019-20 season immediately, with no playoffs, no champions, no promotion and no relegation.