Updated List of Sports Events Knocked By Coronavirus Emergency

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The following is an updated list of sports events cancelled or affected by the coronavirus  health emergency declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In aquatic sports, the Asian water polo championships due to have taken place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from February 12-16 was cancelled, while the Diving Grand Prix due to have taken place in Madrid from February 14-16 end ahead without the World No 1 China team, which could not travel. The Diving world series event that was scheduled for March 7-9 in Beijing has also been cancelled, as has World Para Swim Series scheduled to take place in Singapore on May 1-3.

Here is a compilation of other sports events, including many Olympic test and qualification competitions, affected, from The Associated Press and other media sources.

ATHLETICS

  • World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.
  • Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.
  • Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.
  • Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted to elite runners.

AUTO RACING

  • Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed. New date not set.
  • Formula E’s Sanya E-Prix in Sanya on March 21 cancelled.

BADMINTON

  • China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed. New dates not set.
  • Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew.

BASKETBALL

  • Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament moved from Foshan to Belgrade, Serbia from Feb. 6-9.
  • Asia Cup qualifiers postponed: Philippines vs. Thailand on Feb. 20; Japan vs. China on Feb. 21, China vs. Malaysia on Feb. 24. Matches scheduled for Hong Kong moved to opponents’ homes.

BIATHLON

  • Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou from Feb. 27-March 2 cancelled.

BOXING

  • Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier moved from Wuhan to Amman, Jordan from March 3-11.

CLIMBING

  • Asian Championships in Chongqing from April 25-May 3 to be relocated.
  • World Cup in Wujiang from April 18-19 cancelled.
  • World Cup in Chongqing on April 22 cancelled.

EQUESTRIAN

  • Hong Kong showjumping leg of Longines Masters Series from Feb. 14-16 cancelled.

FIELD HOCKEY

  • Hockey Pro League matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed.
  • India women’s tour of China from March 14-25 cancelled.
  • Ireland women’s tour of Malaysia in March-April cancelled.

FOOTBALL (SOCCER)

  • Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua, and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18.
  • Asian women’s Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoff on March 11 moved from China to Malaysia.
  • AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7.
  • Chinese Super League, due to start Feb. 22, delayed.
  • Asian men’s futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed.

GOLF

  • US LPGA Tour:
  • Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 cancelled.
  • HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 cancelled.
  • Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 cancelled.
  • Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 16-19 postponed.
  • China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed.

GYMNASTICS

  • Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.

HANDBALL

  • Olympic women’s qualifying tournament in Montenegro from March 20-22: China withdrew. Hong Kong declined invitation to attend.

ICE HOCKEY

  • Chinese clubs in Supreme Hockey League playing home games in Russia.
  • Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila, Philippines, from Feb. 23-28 cancelled.

JUDO

  • Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: China team withdrew.
  • Dusseldorf Grand Slam on Feb. 21-23: China team withdrew.

RUGBY

  • Hong Kong Sevens moved from April 3-5 to Oct. 16-18.
  • Singapore Sevens moved from April 11-12 to Oct. 10-11.

SAILING

  • Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy from April 12-19.
  • Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy from April 12-19.

SKIING

  • Alpine World Cup in Yanqing from Feb. 15-16 cancelled.

TENNIS

  • Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tournament moved from Dongguan to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from March 3-7.
  • Davis Cup: China forfeited World Group I playoff vs. Romania in Piatra Neamt on March 6-7.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Beach volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou from April 22-26 postponed.

WEIGHTLIFTING

  • Asian Championships from April 18-25 moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

WRESTLING

  • Asian Championships in New Delhi from Feb. 20-23: China, North Korea, Turkmenistan teams withdrew.

OTHER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AFFECTED

  • Chinese Anti-Doping Agency suspended testing from Feb. 3.
  • Winter X Games events in Chongli from Feb. 21-23 postponed.
  • Singapore athlete of the year awards on Feb. 26 postponed.
  • World Chess Federation‘s presidential council meeting moved from China to United Arab Emirates on Feb. 28-29.
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Para Games in the Philippines from March 20-28 postponed. New dates not set.
  • XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships (offroad triathlon, duathlon) in Taiwan from March 28-29 cancelled.
  • Snooker’s China Open from March 30-April 5 cancelled.
  • SportAccord summit in Beijing from April 19-24 cancelled. New site to be determined.
  • Singapore bans spectators at National School Games from January-August.
  • University Athletic Association of the Philippines postponed all sports events.

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Ctswimmer

    The Singapore Para swimming World Series was also cancelled

    • avatar
      Craig Lord - Swimming World Editor-in-Chief

      Thanks v much Ctswimmer. Added.

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