The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which as of April 22 has killed more than 182,000 people globally, has affected sporting events across the world. All ATP and WTA tournaments in the Spring clay court swing will not be held as scheduled. The professional tennis season is now suspended through June 7, 2020
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COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has infected nearly 2.6 million people worldwide.
Major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed. The most significant one that was due to take place in Japan this summer was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
However, the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have postponed the event to next year, where it will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
The Major League Soccer (MLS) top-tier football league in the US has extended postponement of matches in the country until at least June 8 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On April 12, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the postponement of the two-legged semi-finals of the African Champions League that were supposed to take place in May.
“In light of growing concerns and evolving nature on COVID-19 (that has led to a) lockdown in most countries, the CAF Emergency Committee has decided to postpone the matches until further notice,” a statement said.
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