Sporting events cancelled, suspended over COVID-19

By Dayo Mustapha


The COVID-19 pandemic has cost so much havocs to the sporting world. The stadia are empty and many turned to isolation centres.

Television rights and broadcasts have been severely affected. Sportsmen and women have taken pay cuts and are idly training at home.

Here is a list of sporting activities cancelled or suspended owing to the pandemic: and

  • 2020 Wimbledon tennis championships

The 2020 Wimbledon tennis championships have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club announced on Wednesday.

It is the first time the championships due to take place between June 28 and July 11, have been called off since World War II.


  • PGA Tour cancels events as the Masters postpones

The tour was also cancelled in the coming weeks through the Valero Texas Open (March 30 to April 5), it said in a statement.

“We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process,” the Tour said.

“We did…

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