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IPL, Wimbledon And Many More - How Coronavirus Pandemic Has Wrecked Sports

With no respite from coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to be cancelled. But it will not be the only sporting event to be cancelled or delayed. Here's a look at how the COVID-19 outbreak is wiping out the sports calendar

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As the world fight to contain the deadly COVID-19, almost all sporting events have been postponed or cancelled. On Tuesday (March 24), the Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed, thus becoming the biggest sporting event to face the brunt of COVID-19. The outbreak has so far claimed more than 20,000 lives.

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In India, fans were hoping against hope to see at least a curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) edition. But with the Narendra Modi government imposing a 21-day countrywide lockdown, the 2020 edition of the cash-rich T20 cricket league is as good as cancelled. The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) had earlier postponed it to April 15.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, expressing helplessness, had said: "I can't say anything at the moment. We are at the same place where we were on the day we postponed. Nothing has changed in the last 10 days. So, I don't have an answer to it. Status quo remains."

The pandemic has seen an unprecedented number of shutdowns including top leagues and tournaments like EPL, La Liga, Serie A, the NBA, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Euro 2020, Copa America 2020 and almost every bilateral cricket series has been suspended until at least April. The last time such a widespread shutdown witnessed was the during World War-II when all major sporting events, including the Olympics in 1940 and 1944, were cancelled.

Here's a look at how the pandemic is wiping out the sporting calendar:

Aquatics (Artistic Swimming, Diving, Swimming And Water Polo)

FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament, Tokyo, Japan. 30 April–3 May 2020, postponed.

FINA Diving World Cup - scheduled to take place in Tokyo (JPN), on April 21-26, 2020, postponed.

FINA Diving World Series – March 27-29, 2020/London (GBR) - postponed.

FINA Diving Grand Prix – May 29-31, 2020/Singapore (SGP) - cancelled.

FINA Diving Grand Prix – June 5-7, 2020/Kuala Lumpur (MAS) - postponed.

Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from 12-16 February cancelled.

Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from 14-16 February: No participation from the Chinese team.

Diving World Series event in Beijing from 7-9 March cancelled.

Italy Olympic swim trials in Riccione from 17-21 March cancelled.

South America swim Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 25-29 March cancelled.

China Olympic trials in Qingdao from 28 March - 4 April postponed to May 10-16.

African Swimming Championships in Durban, South Africa from April 17-22 postponed.

European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary postponed from 11-24 May to 17-30 August.

FINA Men's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 31 May–7 June 2020 (Final decision to be made on 30 April).

FINA Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament, Trieste, Italy. 17–24 May 2020 (Final decision to be made on 20 April).

Other key events scheduled

FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier, Fukuoka, Japan. 30–31 May.

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 15–20 December.


ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh 22-28 February postponed.

World Cup in Shanghai from 4-10 May cancelled.

Other key events scheduled

World Archery Final Qualification Tournament (World Cup stage 3), Berlin, Germany. 21–28 June 2020.


World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China from postponed to March 2021.

Asian Indoor Championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.

Tokyo Marathon on 1 March restricted to elite runners.

Barcelona Marathon on 15 March postponed to 25 October.

Rome Marathon on March 29 cancelled.

Paris Marathon on April 5 postponed to 18 October.

Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on 12 April cancelled.

Boston Marathon postponed until 14 September.

London Marathon postponed until October.

India Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships in Bhopal from April 6-8 postponed. 

Other key events scheduled

United States Olympic Trials, Eugene, Oregon from 19–28 June 2020 postponed.

All BWF Tour events suspended until 30 April. These include:

China Masters in Hainan from 25 February - 1 March.

German Open in Mulheim from 3-8 March (cancelled).

Swiss Open in Basel from 17-22 March.

India Open in New Delhi from 24-29 March.

Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur from 31 March to 5 April.

Singapore Open in Singapore from 7-12 April.

Asia Championships from 21-26 April switched from Wuhan, China to Manila, the Philippines but now postponed.

European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine from 21-26 April.

Pan Am Individual Championships in Guatemala City from 23-26 April.

Baseball / Softball

MLB: Spring training remaining games cancelled; season delayed by two weeks.

WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier, Arizona, USA – originally scheduled for March, postponed.

WBSC Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Taichung and Dou Liu, Taiwan moved from 1-5 April to 17-21 June.

Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan: No spectators at preseason games from 26 February - 15 March. Regular season due to start on 20 March, postponed.

KBO League, South Korea: Preseason from 14-24 March cancelled. Regular season due to start on 28 March, postponed.

Basketball, Including 3×3

FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, moved from Foshan, China. to Ostend, Belgium; Bourges, France; Belgrade, Serbia. 6–9 February 2020.

NBA suspended all games from 11 March.

NCAA tournament cancelled 12 March.

FIBA suspended all competitions from 13 March.

FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Bengaluru, India, postponed.

FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Budapest, Hungary. 24–26 April 2020, postponed.

Men's Euroleague suspended from March 12.

Women's Euroleague suspended from March 13.


FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Split, Croatia; Kaunas, Lithuania; Belgrade, Serbia. 23–28 June 2020.

Boxing Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event, moved from Wuhan, China to Amman, Jordan. 3–11 March 2020.

Boxing American Olympic Qualification Event in Buenos Aires, Argentina; suspended.

Boxing European Olympic Qualification Event in London suspended on Day 3, a new date yet to be announced.

Other key events scheduled

Boxing World Olympic Qualification Event, Paris, France. 13–24 May 2020, cancelled.

Canoe/kayak - Slalom & Sprint

Asian canoe slalom championships in Pattaya, Thailand on 22 March postponed to April.

Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifying tournament in Pattaya, Thailand on 26 March postponed to April.


On March 26, ICC postponed all the qualifying events, which were scheduled to be held before June 30.

On March 25, West Indies Cricket continued to extend the suspension of all domestic cricket.

On March 23, ICC shut headquarters, to 'convene remotely' to discuss urgent matters.

On March 21, Ireland vs Bangladesh series in England in May postponed. Sri Lanka also postponed all domestic cricket.

On March 19, Dhaka Premier League postponed until April 15.

On March 19, Namibia's Richelieu Franchise T20 postponed.

On March 19, Hong Kong's Premier League fixtures postponed.

On March 18, European Cricket League postponed.

On March 17, BCCI shuts its offices and asks all staff to work from home.

On March 17, Pakistan Super League (PSL) suspended as a player develops COVID-19 symptoms.

On March 16, Plunket Shield cancelled due to coronavirus measures, Wellington named champions.

On March 19, the final leg of Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan postponed.

On March 16, Cricket South Africa suspends all cricket. The same day, Dhaka Premier League also halted.

On March 15, Over-50s World Cup cancelled.

On March 14, Australia vs New Zealand cancelled.

On March 14, IPL side Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suspended training camp.

On March 14, BCCI put Irani Cup and other domestic tournaments on hold.

On March 14, West Indies says all cricket in the region will be suspended from March 16 for a minimum of 30 days.

On March 13, MCC v Essex game in Galle and World Cricket Committee meeting in Colombo cancelled.

On March 13, India v South Africa ODI series postponed.

On March 13, IPL 2020 deferred until April 15.

On March 13, four days shaved off PSL schedule.

On March 13, England tour of Sri Lanka postponed.

On March 13, the Netherlands tour of Namibia cancelled.

On March 13, World Cup League 2 series in Florida postponed.

On March 12, Australia Women's tour of South Africa postponed.

On March 12, Road Safety World Series postponed.

On March 11, World XI vs Asia XI matches postponed.

On March 5, Everest Premier League in Nepal postponed.

Cycling – BMX (freestyle and racing)

UCI BMX World Championships, Houston, Texas, USA. 26–31 May 2020

Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is partially through the UCI Olympic BMX Rankings. Original ranking cutoff date: 12 May 2020 (freestyle), 2 June 2020 (racing), but watch this space as things may change.

Cycling – Mountain bike

Mountain Bike World Cup in Lousa, Portugal on March 21-22 cancelled.

Key events scheduled

UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (Cross-country), Albstadt, Germany. 25–28 June 2020

Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is through the UCI Olympic Mountainbike Rankings. Original ranking cutoff date: 28 May 2020.

Cycling – Road

Tour of Hainan in China from 23 February - March 1 postponed.

UAE Tour cancelled on 27 February after 5 of 7 stages.

Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy on March 7 cancelled.

Paris-Nice from 8-15 March: Mitchelton-Scott, Ineos, Astana, UAE Team Emirates, CCC, Movistar, Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew. From Stage 2 of 8, no spectators.

GP Larciano in Pistoia, Italy on 8 March cancelled.

Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy from 11-17 March cancelled.

Ronde van Drenthe (women) in the Netherlands on 15 March: Mitchelton-Scott, Movistar, Rally Cycling teams withdrew.

Milan-San Remo on March 21 cancelled.

Trofeo Alfredo Binda (women) in Cittiglio, Italy on 22 March postponed to 2 June.

Tour de Normandie in France from March 23-27 cancelled.

Volta a Catalunya in Spain from March 23-29, no spectators.

Giro di Sicilia in Italy from April 1-4 cancelled.

Tour of the Basque Country in Spain from 6 April-11 April postponed.

Paris-Roubaix in Belgium and France on 12 April postponed.

Tour of the Alps in Italy from 20 April-24 April postponed.

Fleche Wallonne and Fleche Wallonne Women in Belgium on 22 April postponed.

Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Liège-Bastogne-Liège Women in Belgium on 26 April postponed.

Tour de Romandie in Switzerland from 28 April-3 May cancelled.

Tour de Yorkshire in the United Kingdom from 30 April-3 May postponed.

Giro d'Italia in Italy from 9 May-31 May postponed.

Key events scheduled

UCI Road Cycling World Championships, Aigle-Martigny, Switzerland. 20–27 September 2020

Cycling – Track

The UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Berlin, Germany. 26 February–1 March 2020 went ahead as planned.

Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is through the UCI Olympic Track Rankings. Ranking cutoff date: 2 March 2020

Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing And Jumping)

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


Anaheim Grand Prix in California from 13-15 March postponed.

Men's Sabre World Cup in Budapest, Hungary from 20-22 March postponed.

Men's Epee World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 20-22 March postponed.

Women's Sabre World Cup in St-Niklaas (BEL) postponed.

The Junior and Cadet World Championships in Salt Lake City (USA), 3-11 April, postponed.

Other key events scheduled

As a consequence of other postponements, the zonal qualifying events for the OG must also be postponed since the qualifying competitions of the FIE calendar must take place beforehand.

African Olympic Qualifier (Cairo, Egypt): 15 April

Asian Olympic Qualifier (Seoul, Korea), April 15-16

European Olympic Qualifier (Madrid, Spain), April 18-19

American Olympic Qualifier (Panama City, Panama), April 18-19


UEFA announced on March 17 that Euro 2020 will be postponed to 2021.

CONMEBOL also postponed Copa América 2020, Argentina and Colombia, originally set for 12 June–12 July.

La Liga: With news that the Real Madrid football team went into quarantine on March 12, officials suspended all fixtures in Spain's top two divisions for two weeks on the same day.

Champions League and Europa League have been postponed.

Major League Soccer has suspended its season until further notice.

A four-team international event in Doha featuring Croatia, Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland from March 26-30 has been cancelled.

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation postponed all Asian World Cup qualifying matches in March and June.

New seasons in the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean professional leagues have been postponed.

Brazil’s opening two qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup — against Bolivia (27 March) and Peru (31 March) — have been postponed.

Asian Champions League: Start of knockout rounds moved to September.

I-League postponed


The Masters at Augusta, scheduled for 9-12 April, has been postponed.

The PGA Tour has cancelled all tournaments until mid-May.

LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from 20-23 February, cancelled.

Women's World Championship in Singapore from 27 February - 1 March cancelled.

The Indian Open, 19-22 March in New Delhi, postponed.

Maybank Championship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-19 April, postponed.

China Open, Shenzhen, 23-26 April, postponed.

Kenya Open in Nairobi from 12-15 March cancelled.

Other key events

Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is through the Official World Golf Rankings. Original ranking cutoff date: 22 June 2020 (men), 29 June 2020 (women).

Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline)

Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from 20-23 February: No participation from the Chinese team.

All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on 7 March: No participation from the Russian team.

Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar from 18-21 March postponed to 3-6 June.

All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany from 20-22 March cancelled.

Rhythmic World Cup in Pesaro, Italy from 3-5 April postponed to 5-7 June.

All-Around World Cup in Tokyo on April 4-5: No participation from the Russian team.

Artistic Jesolo Cup in Italy on April 4-5 cancelled.

Trampoline World Cup in Brescia, Italy on April 24-25 postponed to June 19-20.

European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 21-24 May postponed, a new date to be announced in April.


IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, Spain; Hungary; Montenegro. 20–22 March 2020, postponed to June.

IHF Men's Olympic Qualification Tournaments, Norway; France; Germany. 17–19 April 2020, postponed to June.

2020 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship: moved from China to Croatia, will take place from 18-30 August.


Hockey Pro League:

Germany vs India in Berlin on April 25 and 26.

Great Britain vs India in London on May 2 and 3.

Note: India are then scheduled to host New Zealand on May 23 and 24 before travelling to Tucuman, Argentina for matches on June 5-6. India's last tie in FIH Pro League is against Spain in Valencia on June 13 and 14.

China vs Belgium from 8-9 February postponed.

Australia v Spain, Germany and the Netherlands from 14-29 March postponed.

New Zealand vs Germany on 19 March and the Netherlands on 29 March postponed.

India women's tour of China from 14-25 March cancelled.

Ireland women's tour of Malaysia in March-April cancelled.

Other key events

The Olympic qualification has already been finalised in field hockey. Read our preview guide to hockey at the Tokyo Olympics.


Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: No participation from the Chinese team.

Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany on Feb. 21-23: No participation from the Chinese team.

Rabat Grand Prix in Morocco from 6-8 March cancelled.

Swiss Open in Winterthur from 7-8 March cancelled.

Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia from 13-15 March cancelled.

Santiago Panamerican Open in Chile from 14-15 March cancelled.

Lima Panamerican Open in Peru from 21-22 March cancelled.

Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia from 27-29 March cancelled.

Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey from 3-5 April cancelled.

Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is through the IJF World Rankings. Original ranking cutoff date: 25 May 2020


Karate 1 Premier League event due to take place in Rabat, Morocco, from 13-15 March has been cancelled.

Karate 1 Premiere League in Madrid (Spain) from 17-19 April cancelled.

EKF Senior Championships, Baku (Azerbaijan) from 25 to 29 March, cancelled.

WKF Karate Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament, Paris, France. 8–10 May 2020, postponed.

Other key events scheduled

WKF Karate World Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 17–22 November 2020.

Modern Pentathlon

World championships moved from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, from 25-31 May.

World laser run championships moved from Xiamen, China in May to Weiden, Germany, on 25 August.

Other key events

The World Championships will also serve as the final Olympic qualifier in the sport.

Tokyo 2020 qualification will partially happen through the UIPM Pentathlon World Ranking. Ranking cutoff date: 1 June 2020.


Formula One:

Seven grand prixs - Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Spain, the Netherlands and Azerbaijan - postponed.

Monaco Grand Prix cancelled.

The first GP of the season won't take place until June - at the earliest.


Season opening Qatar GP (March 8) is cancelled.

Formula E:

Sanya ePrix (March 21) is cancelled.

Rome ePrix (April 4) is postponed.

Paris ePrix (April 18) is postponed.

Seoul ePrix (May 3) is postponed.

Jakarta ePrix (June 6) is postponed.

No change as of now for Berlin ePrix on June 21, New York ePrix on July 11, London ePrix July 25-26.

World Endurance Championship:

1000 Miles of Sebring (March 20) is cancelled.

6 Hours of Spa (April 25) is postponed.

Le Mans 24 Hours (June 13-14) is postponed to September 19-20.


World Cup I in Sabuadia, Italy from 10-12 April cancelled.

Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifying regatta in Chungju, South Korea from 27-30 April cancelled.

European Olympic qualifying regatta in Varese, Italy from 27-29 April cancelled.

World Cup II in Varese, Italy from 1-3 May cancelled.

Other key events

FISA Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, Lucerne, Switzerland. 17–19 May 2020.

Continental Olympic qualifiers will also take place in April, with the exception of Asia/Oceania and Europe.

The Asia/Oceania qualifying event will be held in conjunction with the Final Qualification Regatta after it was cancelled.

No decision has yet been taken on qualifying for European rowers.

Rugby And Rugby Sevens

Six Nations: Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on 7 March; Italy vs. England in Rome on 14 March; France vs. Ireland in Paris on 14 March, postponed.

Women’s Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on 23 February; Scotland vs. France in Glasgow on 7 March; Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on 8 March; Italy vs. England in Padua on 15 March; Wales vs. Scotland in Cardiff on 15 March; France vs. Ireland in Villeneuve-d’Ascq on 15 March, postponed.

Pro14: Zebre vs. Ospreys on 29 February; Treviso vs. Ulster on 29 February; Cardiff vs. Zebre on 21 March; Treviso vs. Munster on 21 March; Munster vs. Treviso on 27 March; Zebre vs. Connacht on 27 March, postponed.

Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs ACT Brumbies on 8 March moved from Osaka, Japan to Canberra, Australia. Sunwolves vs Crusaders on 14 March moved from Tokyo to Brisbane, Australia.

Hong Kong Sevens moved from 3-5 April to 16-18 October.

Singapore Sevens moved from 11-12 April to 10-11 October.

Asia women’s championship in Hong Kong moved from 14-22 March to 8-16 May.

Olympic test event (Asia Sevens Invitational) in Tokyo from 25-26 April cancelled.

Other key events scheduled

World Rugby Olympic Repechage Tournament (final qualification tournament), location to be announced. 20–21 June 2020.


Clipper Round the World Race moved sixth leg stopover in Qingdao, China to Subic Bay, the Philippines from 11-21 March.

Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy, from 12-19 April.

Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan, China from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy, from 12-19 April.

Other key events

Various continental championships will act as Olympic qualifiers from February through April.

Additionally, for Oceanian sailors, individual World Championships in the various classes held in February will serve as qualifying events.


World Cup in New Delhi from 15-26 March postponed to 5-12 May and 2-9 June.

Olympic test event in Tokyo from 16-26 April cancelled.

Other key events scheduled

Most places at the Olympic Games have already been filled, although there is one final European Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be held in Plzen, the Czech Republic, from 18–25 May 2020.

One spot in each individual event will be allocated to an NOC through the ISSF's World Olympic Rankings. Ranking cutoff date: 31 May 2020.

Skateboarding (Park And Street)

The first two dates on the Street League Skateboarding calendar have been cancelled in Las Vegas and Beijing.

The situation "is being monitored" by World skate ahead of the Worlds in London and Nanjing in May.

Other key events

World Skate/SLS World Skateboarding Championships, London, Great Britain. 19–24 May .2020

World Skate Park World Championships, Nanjing, China. 26–31 May 2020.

This year's two world championships act as direct Olympic qualification events for Tokyo 2020.

The remaining spots will be allocated through the World Skate Olympic Rankings. Ranking cutoff date: 1 June 2020

Sport Climbing

Asian Championships in Chongqing, China from 25 April - 3 May to be relocated.

IFSC European Championships in Moscow (RUS) from March 20 to 27 rescheduled to 15-22 June.

IFSC African Championships in Cape Town (RSA) and the IFSC Oceania Championships in Sydney (AUS), due to take place in March; postponed.

World Cup in Wujiang, China from 18-19 April cancelled.

World Cup in Chongqing, China on 22 April cancelled.


The WSL (World Surf League) cancelled all events in March on Thursday 12 March "due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19.

On March 16 the WSL announced that all pro surfing events were cancelled until the end of May.

Other key events scheduled

ISA World Surfing Games, El Sunzal and La Bocana, El Salvador. 9–17 May 2020.

Table Tennis

ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships, rescheduled to 21-28 June in Busan, South Korea.

Japan Open in Kitakyushu on April 21-26 postponed.

South Korea Open in Busan on June 16-21 suspended.

Australian Open in Geelong on June 23-28 suspended.

Other key events

ITTF World Olympic Singles Qualification Event, Doha, Qatar. 28–31 May 2020.


Asian Olympic qualifying tournament on April 10-11 moved from Wuxi, China to Amman, Jordan. 

The 2020 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships set to take place in Denmark from 21-24 May were cancelled on 16 March.



Both ATP and WTA tours have been suspended until 7 June.


All ITF tournaments have been suspended until 8 June.

Davis Cup:

China forfeited World Group I playoff vs. Romania in Piatra Neamt on 6-7 March.

Japan vs. Ecuador qualifier in Miki on 6-7 March, no spectators.

Italy vs. South Korea in Cagliari on 6-7 March, no spectators.

ITF Fed Cup:

Finals in Budapest, Hungary from 14-19 April (with France, Australia, United States, Czech Republic, Russia, Belarus, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Slovakia, Switzerland) postponed.

Playoffs on 17-18 April (Poland vs. Brazil, Mexico vs. Britain, Serbia vs. Canada, Latvia vs. India, Japan vs. Ukraine, Romania vs. Italy, Argentina vs. Kazakhstan, the Netherlands vs. China), postponed.

Fed Asia-Oceania Group I tournament moved from Dongguan, China to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from 3-7 March.

Grand Slams:

Roland Garros (French Open) will be played from 20th September to 4th October. Wimbledon is scheduled to start on June 29, but the event is in doubt. A decision is expected soon.

Other key events scheduled

ITF Davis Cup Finals, Madrid, Spain. 23–29 November 2020.

The original rules are that players must make themselves available for Fed Cup or Davis Cup selection (including in qualifiers or zonal events) at least twice between 2016 and 2020 to be eligible to play at Tokyo 2020.

WTA Finals, Shenzhen, China. 26 October–2 November 2020

ATP Finals, London, Great Britain. 15–22 November 2020


ITU Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event, moved from Chengdu, China, on 9 May, to Valencia, Spain, 1 May.

ITU New Plymouth World Cup, New Zealand, planned for 28-29 March is cancelled.

Other key events

ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, Hamburg, Germany. 12 July 2020.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 20–23 August 2020.

ITU Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Rankings original cutoff date: 31 March 2020.

ITU Individual Olympic Qualification Rankings original cutoff date: 11 May 2020.

Volleyball (Beach And Indoor)

Beach Volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou, China from 22-26 April postponed.

Volleyball Nations League postponed until the Olympic Games.

FIVB say they will continue to evaluate the status of each event on a case-by-case basis.

World Tour 4 - Cancun postponed.

World Tour 4 - Singapore cancelled.

World Tour 4 - Yangzhou postponed.

World Tour 4 - Siming cancelled.

Other key events

Final beach volleyball qualifiers will be decided through each continent's regular two-year Continental Cup.

FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Finals, Nanjing, China. 1–5 July 2020.

FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League Finals, Turin, Italy. 1–5 July 2020.


Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 16-25 April postponed. Originally moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

East Asian Championships in Seoul from 26 Feb. - 3 March postponed.

Junior World Championships in Bucharest, Romania from March 14-24 cancelled.

African Championships in Vacoas, Mauritius from April 13-20 cancelled.

European Championships in Moscow from April 13-21 postponed to June 13-21.

Qualification for Tokyo 2020 is through the IWF World Rankings.


UWW World Olympic Games Qualifier, Sofia, Bulgaria. 30 April–3 May 2020, postponed.

Winter Sports

Alpine skiing:

FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy from 18-22 March, cancelled.

FIS Alpine World Cup in Yanqing, China from 15-16 February, cancelled.

FIS Alpine World Cup in Are, Sweden on 12-14 March, cancelled, the season ended with Federica Brignoneawarded winner of the 2019-20 overall World Cup title, ending Mikaela Shiffrin's three-year reign.

FIS Alpine World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from 14-15 March, cancelled.

Alpine Europa Cup Finals in Saalbach and Reiteralm, Austria from March 16-22 cancelled.


Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou, China from 27 February - 2 March, cancelled.

World Cup in Nove Mesto, the Czech Republic from 5-8 March, no spectators.

World Cup in Kontiolahti, Finland from March 12-14, no spectators.

World Cup in Oslo, Norway from March 20-22 cancelled.

Bobsleigh And Skeleton:

IBSF World Championships, Altenberg, Germany. 21 February–1 March 2020.

Para Bobsleigh World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway, from 24-25 March cancelled.

USA Bobsled and Skeleton cancelled its national championships, which were due to take place at the end of March in Lake Placid, New York.

Nordic skiing (Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, And Ski Jumping):

Nordic World Cup in Oslo, Norway from 6-8 March, no spectators.

Ski Jumping World Cup in Trondheim, Norway, 11-12 March, no spectators.

Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, 13-15 March, no spectators.

Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, Norway on 13-15 March, no spectators.

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Season Finale, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 14–15 March 2020

FIS Ski Flying World Championships, Planica, Slovenia, 17-22 March; postponed to 2020/2021 season.

Ski jumping World Cup in Chaikovsky, Russia on 18-20 March, no spectators.

Junior ski cross and snowboard cross world championships in Saint-Lary, France from 19-25 March cancelled.


World Women's Curling Championship British Columbia, Canada 14-16 March, cancelled.

World Men's Curling Championship Glasgow, Scotland 28 March - 5 April, cancelled.

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 18-25 April, cancelled.

Figure Skating:

ISU World Figure Skating Championships Montreal, Quebec, Canada 16-22 March, cancelled.

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2020/21, Beijing, China. 10–13 December 2020.


Snowboard World Cup in Livigno, Italy on 10 March, cancelled.

Snowboard World Cup in Winterberg, Germany on 14-15 March cancelled.

Junior ski cross and snowboard cross world championships in Saint-Lary, France from 19-25 March cancelled.

Snowboard World Cup in Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic on 20-21 March cancelled.

Ice Hockey:

NHL suspended from 12 March.

IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada from 31 March to 10 April, postponed to 2021.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland cancelled.


USA Luge cancelled all of its remaining on-ice programs for the season in Lake Placid on Friday 13 March.

Short track speed skating:

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea 13-15 March, cancelled.

(With inputs from Olympic Channel)


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