Football and Six Nations are just two of the sports that have seen events postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The virus, which originated in Wuhan, has spread across Asia and now into continental Europe, with thousands of positive virus tests being reported.
This led to several sporting events being canceled or postponed by government agencies that wanted to take all possible public health measures.
But the 2020 sporting calendar has already been shaken, including the World Indoor Athletics Championship in Nanjing, China, and has been postponed to 2021 in a year in which athletes aim to peak physical fitness for the Olympics.
The F1 calendar has also been affected, with the Chinese Grand Prix being postponed at the moment, with no new date set yet.
Last week, there was also a major spurt in northern Italy, leading to several Serie A games being postponed and the potential title decision this weekend between Inter Milan and Juventus being played behind closed doors.
Several other sporting events had to change plans. Below is a complete list of sports affected by the coronavirus.
Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix in Shanghai, April 19: postponed
Formula E E-Prix in Sanya March 21: Canceled
Six Nations – Ireland vs Italy (men and women) 7/8 March: postponed
Service A, February 29 / March 1
Juventus vs Inter Milan: 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
Athletics / Athletics
Hong Kong marathon on February 9: canceled
Asian Indoor Championship in Hangzhou, 12-13 February: Canceled
Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted field
Nanjing Indoor World Championship, March 13-15: postponed until 2021
Pyongyang Marathon on April 12: canceled
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Olympic Qualification in Foshan: Moving to Belgrade
Qualifiers for FIBA Asia Cup in Foshan: Postponed
All Overwatch League properties in Guangzho, Shanghai and Hanzhou to February and March: postponed
Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya, February 20-23: Canceled
HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore from 27 February to 1 March: canceled
Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, March 5-8: canceled
Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, April 16-19: Postponed
China Open in Shenzhen, April 23-26: postponed.
Alpine World Cup in Yanqing, February 15-16: Canceled
Chinese nationals and Olympic swimming events in Qingdao from 8 March to 4 April: postponed (10 to 16 May)
Yangzhou beach volleyball world cup, April 22-26: postponed