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2021 Mediterranean Games postponed over coronavirus

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 17:29 Last update: about 1 day ago

The 2021 Mediterranean Games have been postponed a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the host country Algeria confirmed on Tuesday. The Algerian Sports Ministry said in a statement that it...

2 Olympic champions among 4 Russians with new doping charges

Friday, 27 March 2020, 15:55 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Two Olympic gold medalists were among four Russian track and field athletes charged with doping offenses. Andrei Silnov, the 2008 Olympic high jump champion, and Natalya Antyukh, the 2012...

Holding out: Tour de France yet to be postponed amid virus

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 20:19 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Perhaps no other sports event puts so many fans in such close contact with athletes as the Tour de France, with swarms of people clogging city streets, winding roads and soaring mountain passes during...

World Rugby delays sevens tournaments, cancels U20 World Cup

Friday, 20 March 2020, 20:43 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

World Rugby has postponed the final rounds of the men's and women's world sevens series and canceled the men's under-20 world championship in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The London...

Golf: No fans, now no players: PGA Tour shuts down for a month

Friday, 13 March 2020, 03:48 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

The Players Championship went from having no fans to having no players. In a surprise announcement Thursday night, the PGA Tour canceled the rest of The Players Championship and decided to shut...

Rugby: Malta vs Israel to be postponed

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 14:33 Last update: about 21 days ago George Zammit Montebello

Following instructions from Rugby Europe, we regret to inform you that the upcoming fixture between Malta and Israel (21st March), will have to be postponed.  This is due to travel...

Skiing finals, Italian cycling races cancelled due to virus

Friday, 6 March 2020, 21:40 Last update: about 26 days ago Associated Press

  The alpine skiing World Cup Finals and major Italian cycling races were among the latest sporting events to be canceled on Friday because of the escalating virus outbreak. The skiing...

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