Coronavirus: Full list of cancelled sporting events including football, F1 and Six Nations

Football and the Six Nations are just two of the sports to have seen events either postponed or cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The virus, which originated in Wuhan, has spread across Asia and now into mainland Europe with thousands of positive virus tests being reported.

It has led to multiple sporting events either being cancelled or postponed with governing bodies wanting to take every public health measure possible.

But the 2020 sports calendar has already been shaken up, including the The World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing, China being postponed until 2021 in a year where athletes are aiming to reach peak physical fitness for the Olympics.

The F1 calendar has also been affected with the Chinese Grand Prix currently being postponed with no new date scheduled yet.

Just this past week has also seen a wide outbreak in northern Italy leading to several Serie A games being postponed and this weekend’s potential title decider between Inter Milan and Juventus being played behind closed doors.

Several other sporting events have had to alter plans. Below is a full list of sports impacted by the coronavirus.


Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai April 19: Postponed

Formula E’s E-Prix in Sanya March 21: Cancelled


Six Nations – Ireland vs Italy (Men and women) March 7/8: Postponed


Serve A, February 29/March 1

Juventus vs Inter Milan: Played behind closed doors

Udinese vs Fiorentina: Played behind closed doors

AC Milan vs Genoa: Played behind closed doors

Parma vs SPAL: Played behind closed doors

Sassuolo vs Brescia: Played behind closed doors


  • Inter Milan vs Sampdoria postponed as Serie A take action

Athletics/Track and Field

The Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9: Cancelled

Asian Indoor Championship in Hangzhou Feb. 12-13: Cancelled

Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted field

World Indoor Championships in Nanjing March 13-15: Postponed until 2021

Pyongyang Marathon on April 12: Cancelled


International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Olympic qualifiers in Foshan: Relocated to Belgrade

FIBA Asia Cup qualifier in Foshan: Postponed


All Overwatch League homestands in Guangzho, Shanghai and Hanzhou for Feb. and March: Postponed


  • F1 make Australian Grand Prix decision due to coronavirus virus


Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya Feb 20-23: Cancelled

HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore Feb. 27-March 1: Cancelled

Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island March 5-8: Cancelled

Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur April 16-19: Postponed

China Open in Shenzhen April 23-26: Postponed.


Alpine World Cup in Yanqing Feb. 15-16: Cancelled


Chinese Nationals and Olympic Swim Trials in Qingdao March 8- April 4: Postponed (May 10-16)


Beach Volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou April 22-26: Postponed

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