Spoiled sports: pandemic kicks global sport into touch

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Spoiled sports: pandemic kicks global sport into touch

Future on hold as the year’s biggest sporting event, along with the Tokyo Olympics, are also on the line

AFP

Silent stadiums and empty venues made for a gloomy weekend for sports fans but the fear on Monday was it could only get worse amid the widening coronavirus pandemic.

With governments opting for increasingly stringent bans on the size and number of public gatherings, most major sports events across the world have been suspended or scrapped.

What happens next may become clearer on Tuesday when Uefa officials meet to discuss whether football’s showpiece European championships, the year’s biggest sporting event along with the Tokyo Olympics, should go ahead...

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