Virus panic hits lengthening list of sports events in Asia

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Virus panic hits lengthening list of sports events in Asia

Skiing World Cup races in Yanqing cancelled and Olympic women’s football in Australia in doubt

Shrivathsa Sridhar

The list of international sporting events affected by a new virus outbreak in China grew on Wednesday with skiing World Cup races in Yanqing cancelled and Olympic women’s football in Australia in doubt on concerns about athletes’ safety.

Badminton, tennis and basketball were among other sports whose governing bodies were rearranging events, weighing possible changes or monitoring the implications of the outbreak.

Skiing’s governing body FIS said it took the “difficult decision” along with local organisers to cancel the February 15-16 Alpine Ski World Cup – the first official test event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics...

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