The final: an official says that restarting football is still possible


Latest information on the results of the coronavirus epidemic on sports activities around the globe:


According to a senior UEFA medical official, football competitions ought to be capable of resume this season.

Football has been stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic, with some leagues – together with France and the Netherlands – canceling their 2019-20 seasons following authorities orders. The chairman of the FIFA medical committee additionally expressed doubts concerning the completion of this season.

Tim Meyer, chairman of the UEFA medical committee, says all football organizations planning a restoration should produce "comprehensive protocols dictating health and operational conditions" to ensure the well being of these concerned within the video games.

Meyer says "it is definitely possible to plan the restart of competitions suspended during the 2019-2020 season" underneath these circumstances and if native legislation is revered.

Meyer is additionally chairing the brand new UEFA medical sub-group, which is inspecting well being issues linked to the return to football.


The PGA Women's Championship was postponed from October 6 to 11 because of the coronavirus epidemic.

The main championship was to be performed from June 23 to 28 on the Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania.

ANA Inspiration and the US Women’s Open are the opposite American ladies's football majors. They have already been reprogrammed.

There are 5 feminine majors. The Evian Championship and the British Women's Open are each scheduled for August and haven’t but been postponed.


Sebastian Coe says he "sincerely hopes the pandemic will have been reduced" by subsequent 12 months so that the Tokyo Olympics can open in July 2021.

Coe is the president of World Athletics. He says "it is pretty clear, however, that you cannot continue to ever postpone the Olympics. There comes a time when you have to start asking questions. I hope we are far from it."

IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated final month when the postponement was introduced that the Tokyo Games wouldn’t be held past the summer season of 2021.

Coe additionally says he doesn't "know enough to speculate on vaccines".

The president of the Japanese Medical Association, Yoshitake Yokokura, stated on Tuesday that it might be tough to prepare the Olympics except efficient vaccines have been developed.


IOC President Thomas Bach stated the way forward for sport after the coronavirus pandemic may imply fewer worldwide occasions.

Bach spoke of the "financial pressure" on the organizers and the necessity to struggle local weather change and stated that "we may also have to take a closer look at the proliferation of sporting events".

The IOC President warns in a letter to Olympic officers and athletes around the globe that "the current health crisis will lead to a long and deep economic crisis" which is able to have an effect on sport.

According to Bach, "governments must include sport in their economic support programs" so that it may be a part of a worldwide restoration.

The IOC provided to save cash on internet hosting the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games to assist offset the extra prices of the tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from the Olympic physique due of the postponement.


The Italian Minister for Sports says that it is more and more unlikely that the football season will resume.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte introduced on Sunday that skilled sports activities groups may resume coaching on May 18. This means that Serie A may resume matches in June.

But Vincenzo Spadafora advised Italian TV channel LA7 that "resuming training does not mean resuming the season."

He provides that he sees "the way to restart the increasingly narrow Serie A" and that if he was among the many presidents of the football groups "I would think about next season".

The French authorities canceled the season within the nation on Tuesday and Spadafora stated it may push Italy to do the identical.


The Spanish Vuelta biking race won’t begin within the Netherlands as initially deliberate.

This 12 months's race was scheduled to begin within the Dutch areas of Utrecht and North Brabant, however modifications to the biking calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic have compelled Dutch organizers to cancel the nation's participation.

Dutch organizers say the challenge "was designed as a big summer party" which couldn’t occur on account of modifications within the authentic dates of the Vuelta. They say they "preferred to request the formal cancellation of the departure."

Spanish organizers say they hope to plan a brand new begin within the Netherlands "in the very near future".

This 12 months's Vuelta was scheduled to begin on August 14. New dates haven’t been introduced.


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