COVID-19 | List of global sports events affected due to coronavirus outbreak

Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai stands postponed   | Photo Credit: AP

List of sports events affected by the virus from China:


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

World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled.


Federation Cup National junior athletics championships to be held in Bhopal from April 6-8 postponed.

World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.

Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.

Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.

Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed.

Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted to elite runners.

Paris Half Marathon on March 1 postponed.

Nagoya Women’s Marathon on March 8: Restricted to elite runners.

Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on April 12 cancelled.


Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed.

Formula E’s Sanya E-Prix in Sanya on March 21 cancelled.

South India Rally to be held without spectators from March 20-22 in Chennai.


India Open in New Delhi from March 24-29: Status not clear after Delhi government bans all sporting activities for a month.

China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed.

Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew.

German Open in Mulheim from March 3-8 cancelled.

Portuguese International Championships in Caldas da Rainha from March 5-8 cancelled.

Polish Open in Krakow from March 26-29 postponed.

Vietnam International Challenge in Hanoi postponed from March 24-29 to June 2-7.

Asia championships moved from Wuhan, China to Manila on April 21-26.


Start of Indian Premier League postponed from March 29 to April 15.

ODI series between India and South Africa from March 15-18 in Lucknow and Kolkata cancelled.

Road Safety World Series from March 7-22 in Mumbai and Pune cancelled.

Women’s ODI Quadrangular between Thailand, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Chiang Mai, Thailand from April 3-11 cancelled.


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


Hockey Pro League matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed.

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

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


India Open from March 19-22 in New Delhi postponed.

All tournaments of the Professional Golf Tour of India from March 16 postponed indefinitely.


Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 cancelled.

HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 cancelled.

Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 cancelled.

European Tour

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

China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed.

Japan LPGA Tour

Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa from March 5-8: Spectators banned.


Indian Super League final between ATK FC and Chennaiyin FC in Goa on March 14 to be held in empty stadium. 

FIFA World Cup qualifier against Qatar in Bhubaneswar on March 26 postponed.

FIFA World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan on June 9 in Kolkata postponed.

Final round of Santosh Trophy matches in Aizawl from April 14-27 postponed.

Remaining 28 matches of I-League to be played in empty stadiums.

Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18. Matches involving South Korean clubs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and FC Seoul to be played with no spectators from March 3. Matches involving Iranian clubs Esteghlal, Persepolis, Shahr Khodro, Sepahan on March 2-3 postponed.

Champions League: Valencia vs. Atalanta in Valencia on March 10, no spectators.

Europa League: Inter Milan vs. Ludogorets on Feb. 27; Getafe vs. Inter Milan in Getafe on March 19; no spectators.

Asian women’s Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoffs on March 6 and 11 moved to April 9 and 14; China home game in Sydney.

2022 World Cup qualifying: China vs. Maldives on March 26 and vs. Guam on March 31 moved to Buriram, Thailand. Spectators banned.

Serie A, B, C, D and Women’s Serie A matches in Lombardy and Veneto regions postponed from Feb. 22. Serie A: 6 matches on Feb. 29-March 2 postponed to May 13.

Italian Cup: Semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan on March 4 postponed. Final moved from May 13 to May 20.

Chinese Super League, due to start on Feb. 22, delayed.

Iran Pro League: Spectators banned from all matches from Feb. 24.

K League in South Korea, due to start on Feb. 29, delayed.

J League in Japan: All matches from Feb. 25-March 15 postponed.

Swiss Super League and Challenge League from Feb. 28-March 23 postponed.

AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7.

Asian men’s futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed.

Japan vs. South Africa men’s friendly on March 27 cancelled.


World team championships in Busan, South Korea, postponed from May 22-29 to June 21-28.

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

Australian Open in Geelong on June 23-28 suspended.


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

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

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

India cancels all domestic tournaments.


Xi’an Open in China from April 13-19 cancelled.

Kunming Open in Anning, China from April 27-May 3 cancelled.


Asian championships from April 18-25 moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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

Junior world championships in Bucharest, Romania from March 14-24 cancelled.


Asian Championships in New Delhi from Feb. 20-23: China, North Korea, Turkmenistan teams withdrew.

Asian Olympic qualifying event from March 27-29 moved from Xi’an, China to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan withdrew as host on Feb. 29.


FIBA 3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament from March 18 to 22 in Bengaluru postponed.


India postpones all national chess tournaments till May 31.

Iran suspends all sports events from Feb. 24 for 10 days, except Pro League soccer matches behind closed doors.

Tokyo Olympic training of volunteers in Japan postponed from February to May.

Chinese Anti-Doping Agency suspended testing from Feb. 3-21.International Boxing Association’s European Continental Forum in Assisi, Italy on Feb. 29 cancelled.

World Chess Federation’s presidential council meeting moved from China to United Arab Emirates on Feb. 28-29.

World University cross-country championships in Marrakech, Morocco on March 7 postponed.

International Weightlifting Federation Congress in Bucharest, Romania on March 13 cancelled.

World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 17-18 cancelled.

FIFA Council meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay, on March 20 changed to video conference.

Asian Football Confederation Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 16 postponed.

ISSF World Cup for rifle, pistol and shotgun in New Delhi from March 15-25 postponed.

India postpones alll National and State championships of parasports till April 15.

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