Sports Events Postponed Due To Covid-19

International sport organisations have suspended a number of sports events due to the situation with covid-19.

The Masters organisers say they hope to play this year’s tournament at a later date. The Augusta showpiece has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

It follows the suspension of all PGA Tour events.

Elsewhere Wales’ Six Nations game with Scotland scheduled for tomorrow in Cardiff has also been postponed. Ireland’s trip to France and Italy’s meeting with England were postponed previously.

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says “he is already feeling better having been diagnosed with COVID-19”. The Arsenal manager’s illness led to an emergency meeting of Premier League officials this morning.

All professional football in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have suspended football until April 3rd at the earliest.

UEFA have postponed all Champions League and Europa League matches. A decision on the fate of Euro 2020 and its playoffs is set to be made via videoconference on Tuesday.

The London Marathon has been moved from April to October due to the coronavirus outbreak. Organisers say they will update all of those involved with the race about their plans.

The Boston Marathon has been pushed back until September because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event was due to be held on the 20th of April.

Marathons in Paris, Rome and Barcelona have also been cancelled or postponed.

Cycling’s Giro D’Italia, which was due to begin on May ninth in Budapest has also been postponed.