Sports events affected due to coronavirus epidemic

The following is a list of international sports events affected by the coronavirus, SIA reports.


- The World Athletics Indoor Championships, which had been scheduled for Nanjing from March 13 to 15, have been postponed until next year. World Athletics is working with organisers to settle on a date to host the biennial event in 2021.

- The Asian Athletics Association cancelled its February 12 to 13 indoor championships in Hangzhou.


- Asian Champions League matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG have been postponed. Guangzhou and the Shanghai clubs will join the competition in April, with their group matches due to be played in May. Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG were due to play away at Perth Glory and Sydney FC but Australian officials sought to reschedule matches after their government imposed a travel ban on foreign nationals arriving from China.

- A four-team women's Olympic qualifying tournament involving China, Australia, Taiwan and Thailand was moved from Wuhan and rearranged to be held in Australia by the AFC.

Formula E

- The all-electric Formula E motor racing series abandoned plans for a race in Sanya on March 21. The move puts Formula One in the spotlight, with Shanghai due to host the Chinese Grand Prix on April 19.


- The International Tennis Federation moved the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I event featuring China, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and Uzbekistan out of Dongguan to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) in Kazakhstan. But the February 4 to 8 event was later postponed after Kazakhstan declined to serve as substitute hosts.


- The International Olympic Committee announced Jordan as hosts of the boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in Wuhan was cancelled. It will now take place in Amman from March 3 to 11.


- The International Basketball Federation moved the February 6 to 9 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers to be held in Foshan to Belgrade.

- The FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifying match between China and Malaysia, to be held in Foshan on February 24, will be rescheduled.

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