Coronavirus, photo by Journalists resource
This is how the the Covid-19 pandemic affected the sport on 4 June 2020.
DUBLIN (IRL): The Deep Heat Deep Freeze Great Ireland Run has been cancelled for this year. Entries will be deferred until next year.
TOKYO (JPN): The number of spectators at next year’s Olympics could be reduced as part of measures to scale back the Games in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening and closing ceremonies could also be stripped back for the event, which was postponed from this year. “We hope to work together with the Government and the Tokyo Organising Committee to look into what can be rationalised and simplified,” said Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. “It will be necessary in order to gain empathy and understanding from the public.” From insidethegames.biz.
CARDIFF (GBR): The Cardiff Half-marathon, which had been due to take place on 4 October, has been pushed back to 28 March 2021. It will be the first of two stagings next year as the usual autumn date has been set for 3 October 2021.
KINGSTON (JAM): Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, welcomes World Athletics’ welfare funds for athletes impacted by the pandemic. The deadline for applications closed on 31 May. “I think it is a good move, but based on how they have put it, it is going to really impact only a limited number of athletes because you have to meet the Olympics qualifying standards, and that is intended to limit the number of athletes who can apply,” Blake told Jamaica Gleaner.
LAS VEGAS (USA): The 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Â½ Marathon cannot take place as originally scheduled for November 14-15, 2020. More details will be announced later.
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