Due to the corona virus, April 6 this year will go into the books as a day without sports, but in the past this was of course different. In the section When there was still sports, NU.nl looks back at sports events on the same day in previous years by means of photos.

April 6, 1896 : 1,500 years after being banned by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, the Olympics are back. The first edition of the modern Games is - of course - in Athens and the opening ceremony will have 60,000 spectators. (Photo: Getty Images )

April 6, 1986 : A few months after his second place in the Tour of Lombardy, Adrie van der Poel wins his first cycling monument with the Tour of Flanders. The Dutchman beat fellow refugees Sean Kelly, Flup Vandenbrande and Steve Bauer in a sprint. ( Photo: Reuters )

April 6, 2000: Leeds United manager David O'Leary leaves the field, protected by agents, after his team lost 2-0 to Galatasaray in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. The duel in Istanbul has been overshadowed by supporter violence and the death of two Leeds United fans a day earlier. ( Photo: Reuters / Richard Heathcote )

April 6, 2002: Emanuel Yarbrough, the heaviest sumo wrestler in the world with 350 kilos, at a demonstration tournament in the Czech capital Prague. ( Photo: Reuters / Petr David Josek )

April 6, 2003: Michael Schumacher hits the Brazilian Grand Prix against Antonio Pizzonia's Jaguar, who crashed on the soaking track two rounds before. The race is canceled after 56 of the 71 races. ( Photo: Reuters / Paulo Whitaker )

April 6, 2008: Ajax - with the help of former players Danny Blind, Frank de Boer and Michel Kreek - says goodbye to main sponsor ABN AMRO in the break of the home game against De Graafschap. ( Photo: Pro Shots )

April 6, 2008: PSV player Dirk Marcellis stylishly wins a head duel with Srjdan Lakic from Heracles Almelo. The Eindhoven team won 2-0 in-house. ( Photo: Pro Shots )

April 6, 2010: "He's a PlayStation footballer," sighs Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger after a painful evening at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi makes all four goals in FC Barcelona's 4-1 win in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. ( Photo: Reuters / Albert Gea )