The spread of coronavirus has impacted the presentation of sporting events around the world
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has affected more than 3 million people worldwide pandemic.
Today you are going to know the top two sports categories that were affected by the pandemic.
Coronavirus in Africa
The African Nations Championship 2020 soccer tournament scheduled for April in Cameroon has been suspended indefinitely.
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.
The CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Nations League Finals, which were scheduled for June 4 to June 7, have been suspended. The finals, due to be contested by Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States and held in the Houston and Dallas areas of Texas, will be rescheduled for a later date in venues to be determined.
Covid 19 across Europe
The Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed until 2021, European football’s governing body UEFA said in a statement on March 17. UEFA said that the 24-team tournament, which was due to be staged in 12 nations across the continent from June 12 to July 12 this year, would now take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.
On April 23, UEFA also postponed the Euro 2021 Women’s championship, and it will now be played in England from July 6 to July 31, in the same venues that were originally proposed to host the event.
In Russia, football has been suspended until April 10. The Russian league was the best-attended sports competition still operating in Europe with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games, but the Russian Football Union agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting on March 17.
In Germany, the top-flight Bundesliga has been on hold since March 13, with the German Football League recommending clubs not to return to training until April 5. Bayern Munich football team announced their players will return to training “in small groups from Monday, 6 April” with no members of the public present.
Covid-19 in South America
This year’s Copa America has been postponed until 2021, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on March 17. The 12-team tournament had originally been scheduled to take place from June 12 to July 12 in Colombia and Argentina.
The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed.
The decision was made after holding out for weeks as local organizers and the IOC came under increasing pressure from athletes, national Olympic bodies and sports federations.
The event will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Major sporting events have been canceled or postponed. The most significant one that was due to take place in Japan this summer was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Football games were also affected buy Covid-19
We will continue informing you about the full list of sporting events that are affected by the pandemic.