Many sports events worldwide have been canceled and postponed due to the corona virus. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all developments.

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Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi is committed to keeping fit. The Italian burns 700 calories in every possible way in an hour at home.

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Pens️Basta pensare che l'unico modo per bruciare calorie in quarantena sia quello di dimenticare la torta in forno 🍰❌Vi lancio la sfida delle 700 calorie! Nessun attrezzo, si può utilizzare al massimo una cassa d'acqua e un 'aspirapolvere (ma solo i primi 2 secondi🤣) .Io ci ho messo 57 minuti, e tu? # Giovi700challenge #allenamento #training 🏋️ #restiamoacasa

Avatar Avatar Author antogiovinazzi99 Moment of places 18: 38 - April 8, 2020

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Real Madrid players hand in part of their salary
Real Madrid players also donate part of their salary to help their club during the corona crisis. With a pay cut of between 10 and 20 percent, they want to ensure that other employees of the Spanish top club can keep their jobs.

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The players of the Dutch national team also help in the fight against the corona virus: they donate an amount to NL for each other.

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Wonderful gesture from our Orange internationals 🧡 @NLvoorelkaar

Avatar Avatar Author Orange Orange Moment of places 18: 28 - April 8, 2020

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DFL chairman wants to resume Bundesliga in early May
The Bundesliga may become the first major league to resume. President Christian Seifert of the Deutsche Fussball Liga (DFL) wants to play football again from the beginning of May and to finish the competition by June 30th. "We are part of a culture in our country. People are longing to get back a little bit of normal life and that could mean that the Bundesliga will be resumed," Seifert said in an interview with Die Zeit .

Coronavirusone hour ago

A doctor in New York also takes the challenge of Roger Federer during his break.

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A well earned break for this doctor in New York to take on @ rogerfederer's #tennisathome challenge! 👏👏.🎥: @samuelhbride

Avatar Avatar Author attour Time of places 16: 58 - April 8, 2020

Coronavirusone hour ago

Contador auctions special bicycle
Alberto Contador also contributes to the fight against the corona virus. The Spanish former rider will auction the bicycle he used during the 2011 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France. The total proceeds go to the Red Cross.

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Hola a todos, seguimos luchando con este Covid-19 y quiero hacer un esfuerzo más. Voy a subastar esta bici, original de Giro-Tour 2011 muy especial para mí, lo recaudado irá íntegro para #cruzrojaresponde, lo haré a través de EBay, os dejo el enlace and mi Bio. Un abrazo fuerte

Avatar Avatar Author Alberto Contador Time of places 12: 24 - April 8, 2020

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Swiss internationals donate premiums
The players and national coach of Switzerland make a big share of the premiums they earned this year. In this way, the Swiss federation saves 1 million Swiss francs (950,000 euros), which can be used to support clubs that get into trouble during the corona crisis. "I am proud of the team that came to this decision quickly and unanimously," said captain Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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The athletes of the Dutch relay team are at home for the time being and therefore try to pass the time in other ways. Dafne Schippers, Nadine Visser, Jamile Samuel, Naomi Sedney, Marije van Hunenstijn and Nargelis Statia seem to have a great time with the TikTok app.

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As soon as a relay stick is thrown at us we are ready to go💪 But for now, we'll stay on the couch watching tv📺 #stayhome #dontrush #relay #TeamNL @jamile_samuel @marijevhunenstijn @nargelis_statia @naomisedney @dafne_schippers #dontrushchallenge

Avatar Avatar Authoradine_visserMoment of places15: 37 - April 8, 2020

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KNVB wants cup final on July 12 and football at Christmas
The KNVB is busy compiling a draft version of the schedule if the Eredivisie can be resumed this season. According to competition manager Jan Bluyssen, the cup final will be played on July 12 and the competition must be completed before August. The new season will then start after a break of up to three weeks, after which the lost time will be made up during the Christmas period. "We have to get the time from somewhere and in the period between Christmas and New Year there is of course some space," Bluyssen tells NOS .

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Liverpool players also enjoy themselves during the corona crisis. Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum and their teammates are engaged in an online yoga session and also sing a birthday song.

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Something to put a smile on your face 😁We check in with the Reds before another online squad yoga session - big smiles, togetherness and a special birthday singalong.At times like these, it's important to keep active together and stay in touch with family and friends.

Avatar AuthorLiverpool FC (at 🏠) Time of places14: 01 - April 8, 2020

Coronavirus3 hours ago

Carapaz: 'Images from Ecuador really heartbreaking'
The images of bodies and coffins in the streets of Ecuadorian cities hurt Richard Carapaz. "It is really heartbreaking to see what is going on in my country," says the winner of the Giro d'Italia at La Gazzetta dello Sport . "We have all seen the terrible images. It really hurts. As a country we were not ready for the corona virus, but we are not alone. Nobody was ready for this crisis."

Coronavirus3 hours ago

Eleven cities swimming tour Van der Weijden off the track
Maarten van der Weijden's Eleven Cities Swimming Tour has been canceled due to the corona crisis. The tour, which raises money for cancer patients, is expected to take place from August 28 to 31. "It was not an easy decision, because I would have preferred to have also raised a lot of money for cancer research and projects this year. But frankly, it just doesn't feel right," says Van der Weijden in a statement. "Our country has been affected by the coronavirus. As much as the cancer patient is to my heart - you know that - I think we should focus on that in the coming months."

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World Cup athletics 2022 takes place in July
It will take more than two years, but the dates for the displaced World Cup athletics of 2022 are known: the tournament will be on the calendar from 15 to 24 July. The World Cup in Eugene, USA, was postponed by a year after the 2020 Olympics were postponed by a year. As a result, the World Cup athletics and the Games would take place simultaneously.

Coronavirus4 hours ago

Bulgarian Prime Minister wants to fine CSKA Sofia
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is unhappy about CSKA Sofia, who finished in group training against the rules. Images show that trainer Milos Kruscic, some members of his coaching staff and at least six players are training at the sports complex of the Bulgarian record champion. "If football clubs train, the regional health inspectors must punish them," said Borissov. "They should be fined just like everyone else in Bulgaria."

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CSKA-Sofia were reportedly caught training secretly on the outskirts of Sofia. Because of the current state of emergency Bulgaria has been in since March 13 and will last until May 13 (at least) all kinds of sports activities are strictly prohibited

Avatar Avatar Author Metodi_Shumanov Moment of places 19: 37 - April 7, 2020

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Mourinho admits he was wrong with training
José Mourinho acknowledges that he was wrong by conducting a multi-player training session for Tottenham Hotspur. "I recognize that my actions were not in line with the government's protocol and that we should only have contact with people from our own household," the coach told the BBC . "It is crucial that we all do our bit and follow government advice to support our heroes in healthcare and save lives."

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Most of the mayors do not yet want to judge the possible restart of the Eredivisie
Most mayors of the football cities in the Netherlands first want to wait and see what the next steps of the RIVM and the cabinet are, before they judge the KNVB's plan to resume the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Division in June. A spokesman for the municipality of Breda, on behalf of Mayor Paul Depla, who is the spokesperson for all the mayors involved, inform NU.nl that action will only be taken if RIVM and the cabinet allow football to resume.

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Fans can virtually take on Robert Gesink tonight. The Jumbo-Visma rider comes into action at home on his exercise bike via the virtual platform Zwift.

The first Team Jumbo-Visma Social Ride this Thursday at 19.30 (CET) on @gozwift! Ride Our ride leader @robertgesink will lead you 60 minutes through Watopia! Link in bio📲 ••• # StaySafeTogether #SamenOverwinnen # zwift #tjv #robertgesink #teamjumbovisma #socialride

Avatar Avatar Author jumbovisma_road Moment of places 14: 21 - April 8, 2020

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The fitness is still sparkling with the now 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo.

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My beautiful training partner! 🏃🏻‍♀️💪🏽 #stayactive #stayhome

Avatar Avatar Author Cristiano Time of places 13:25 - April 8, 2020

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Jeremiah St. Juste is back on the training field at FSV Mainz. Under strict conditions, training takes place again at the clubs in the Bundesliga.

Züruck auf dem platz unter beachtung stricter auflagen! Stay safe and healthy everybody 🙏🏾

Avatar Avatar AuthorjeremiahstjusteMoment of places12: 28 - April 8, 2020

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Italian former athlete Donato Sabia died at the age of 56 from the effects of the corona virus. He became European champion in the 800 meters in 1984 and at that distance participated twice in the Olympic Games, where he just missed the medals.

Italian Athlete Donato Sabia passed away at the age of 56. He represented Italy at the 1984 Los Angeles & 1988 Seoul Summer Games, where he reached the final of the men's 800 meters twice (1984 5th and 1988 7th). https://t.co/5xWZyWGFBO via @repubblica

Avatar Avatar Author Lost Olympians Moment of Places 12: 42-8 April 2020

Coronavirus8 hours ago

A nice gesture by Douglas Costa: the left winger of Juventus donates food packages in poor neighborhoods in his native Brazil.

Acordamos hoje em meio toda essa confusão com uma vontade e um desejo ainda maior de ajudar ao próximo! Resumo do nosso dia ♥ ️

Avatar Avatar Author douglascosta Time of places 00: 36 - April 7, 2020

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Team boss AlphaTauri: 'Losses 2 million per race not completed'
Franz Tost is very concerned about AlphaTauri. The team boss states that his racing stable loses 2 million euros per race that has not been completed and is afraid of major financial problems. "If we start racing again in July, we will probably get off with a black eye, but if that doesn't work, it will be difficult," Tost told Motorsport.com . "If nothing comes in all year round, it could turn out to be critical. Without income, there is of course a financial catastrophe."

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Roger Federer is also unable to leave his home due to the corona crisis. That is why the 38-year-old Swiss challenges his followers via social media to a tennis exercise from home. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos shared a video of his attempt.

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Federer challenges people at home for online tennis lessons

Coronavirus9 hours ago

AZ wants a solidarity fund for clubs that get into financial difficulties
AZ proposes to the KNVB and Eredivisie CV to establish a solidarity fund because of the corona crisis. The Alkmaarders want clubs in financial distress to be helped by the wealthier clubs. A spokesperson for AZ confirms the news to NU.nl after reports by VI . The topic was discussed with all clubs on Tuesday. It is not yet known when a decision will be made.

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The players of Manchester United may not train in groups, but United does individually train with players. Today, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, three-time international of the Orange, has been called up to the Aon Training Complex.

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# Tim #FosuMensah brings the 🔥🔥🔥 in today's Reds Check-In!

Avatar Avatar Author manchesterunitedMoment of places09: 31 - April 8, 2020

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Mané: 'Would understand if Liverpool would not become champion'
Sadio Mané would understand if Liverpool were not declared champion this season. 'The Reds' are in the lead in the Premier League, but must fear because of the coronavirus for their upcoming title. "Of course I want to win competitions and become champion", says Mané in conversation with talkSPORT . "But in this situation, I understand everything that is going to happen. It is difficult for Liverpool, but it is even more difficult for millions of people around the world."

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Premier League boss fears loss of 1 billion
The Premier League could suffer a loss of £ 1 billion (€ 1.13 billion) due to the corona crisis. That writes Premier League director Richard Masters in a letter to Member of Parliament Julian Knight. "We have to figure out a way to absorb these huge losses or clubs will fall," Masters warned in the BBC- owned letter.

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Tottenham warns Mourinho and three players after violating corona rules
Tottenham Hotspur warns manager José Mourinho and players Tanguy Ndombele, Davinson Sánchez and Ryan Sessegnon to adhere to the distance rules during the corona crisis. Mourinho was seen together with Ndombele in a park, where they completed a training session. "We have reminded all our players to respect the social distance when training outside. We will continue to repeat this message," said a Tottenham spokesperson in British media.

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Players in Ligue 1 are turning in temporary pay due to corona crisis
The players in the French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 decide to give up temporary salary during the corona crisis. What they donate will be compensated at a later time. In April, the players turn in part of their wages. How much that is, is determined per player on the basis of the salary. 50 percent is withheld from the big earners. The organization of the French leagues LFP and the players' union UNFP have agreed that the temporary decrease in wages will be compensated at a later date, whether the season will be finished or not.

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Verstappen: 'I do a lot of simulator work'
Max Verstappen is one of the top athletes who currently have to stay at home, pending the course of the corona crisis. The Red Bull Racing driver emphasizes that he stays inside as much as possible. "I'm now trying to do my workouts at home and I do a lot of simulator work," said Verstappen on his own site. "In combination with a lot of training, I try to be ready before we start racing again. And in the meantime I hope that everyone stays healthy."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:15 PM

If you are off track after all developments tonight; this is the state of affairs regarding whether or not the Eredivisie plays:

  • KNVB wants to resume Eredivisie on June 19 and finish in July at the latest
  • Clubs should then resume training in May
  • KNVB decision depends on government policy
  • It will be announced on April 21 whether the government will extend the measures
  • According to KNVB director Gudde, Ajax is nevertheless in solidarity with the plan
  • Mayor Eindhoven does not want a resumption in June

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Following the mayor of Eindhoven, the mayor of Doetinchem also speaks out against the KNVB's plans to resume the Eredivisie in mid-June.

I understand colleague @ JJorritsma040 very well. The available police capacity from 1 June and during the summer is too limited after the #Coronavirusnl. https://t.co/3gCt69of2p

Avatar Avatar Author Mark Boumans Moment of places 21: 09 - April 7, 2020

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KNVB director Gudde: 'Ajax supports our plan'
Eric Gudde, director of professional football of the KNVB, says that Ajax is behind the plans to resume the Eredivisie in mid-June, provided that it is safe. The Amsterdammers stated last week that the competition should be permanently discontinued. "Ajax has expressed solidarity in working out this scenario," Gudde says in conversation with the NOS . "In today's consultation, the word solidarity has been used quite a number of times. Hopefully we are a little closer together today."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:15 PM

Raymond van Barneveld is looking forward to seeing Phil Taylor again. The two darts legends compete against each other in their living room the day after tomorrow.

So looking forward to this !!! Miss my rivalry with the GREATEST @PhilTaylor but we love to play this match for all the darting fans around the world. And for the people who are working nonstop to aid everyone recovering from the terrible disease. Please people stay safe 🙏🏻❤️ https://t.co/Wb9i2MjKcj

Avatar Avatar Author Raymond v Barneveld Time of places 20: 32 - 7 April 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:30 PM

Eindhoven mayor critical to KNVB plan
The KNVB's intention to finish the Eredivisie season has only just been officially announced, but the football association is already facing criticism. Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma does not want the competition to resume in mid-June. "Supporters may not enter the stadium. They will gather in the city and you will achieve exactly what you do not want," he explains at Omroep Brabant . "I think all my colleagues from the security region are unanimously behind me."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:11 PM

Also streak through Grand Prix in Canada
As expected, there is also a line through the Grand Prix of Canada, which was scheduled for June 14. The race has been postponed for the time being, but it is not known whether a new date can be found. The Canadian GP is the ninth race this season that cannot continue. The next Grand Prix on the calendar is the one in France on June 28, although that is also in doubt.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:59 PM

KNVB confirms its intention to complete the season
There is finally confirmation from the KNVB: the football association wants to do everything to finish the Eredivisie season. The competition is scheduled to resume June 19 and be completed by July. The football association also acknowledges that these plans depend on the government, which will announce in the week of April 24 whether the current measures against the spread of the corona virus will be extended.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:45 PM

New Olympic Qualifying Deadline
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a new deadline for Olympic qualification. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the postponed Games until June 29, 2021. As already known, the already placed athletes keep their ticket for Tokyo.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:30 PM

Rutte: 'KNVB plan is at your own risk'
It is still waiting for confirmation from the KNVB, but Prime Minister Mark Rutte is already responding to the leaked news that the union wants to resume the Eredivisie season in mid-June. "It is the risk of the KNVB. They have to check with lawyers whether this is possible," Rutte said at a press conference. "We will look at the ban on events until June 1 around April 21, but I don't want to anticipate that."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:17 PM

Like almost all other sporting events, Caroline Wozniacki's farewell match against her best friend Serena Williams is canceled. The Danish, who stopped this year, would meet the American on May 18 in Copenhagen.

Hi Everyone! I am sad to announce that my final match against @serenawilliams has been postponed. The safety and health of everyone is most important! We will be rescheduling for a later date, and will let everyone know as soon as we have one confirmed!

Avatar Avatar Author Caroline Wozniacki Time of places 19: 13 - April 7, 2020

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Van Barneveld meets Taylor in the living room on Thursday
Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor really take on the day after tomorrow from their living room. Jaco van Bodegom, the manager of the Hagenaar, confirms this after reporting the AD to NU.nl. The showdown starts at 8:00 PM and is broadcast on Facebook.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:43 PM

FIFA agrees to extend player contracts
FIFA wants to extend the current player contracts until the season is finalized. Moreover, new contracts only apply when the new season starts. Due to the corona crisis, many countries have to finish the competition in the summer months, so that the new season can only start later. The summer transfer window is also being moved: from the end of the current season to the start of the new season.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:14 PM

Factories of Formula 1 teams have to stay closed longer
In anticipation of the KNVB news from the Formula 1 world: teams have to keep their factory closed for longer in this early summer break. The period has been extended from 21 to 35 consecutive days. The five-week closing must be taken in March and / or April and / or May and applies to all participating teams and engine suppliers.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:51 PM

Following the AD , De Telegraaf , NOS and VI also report that the KNVB wants to resume the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division in mid-June. We still have to wait for confirmation from the football association itself ...

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:19 PM

'KNVB does not want to stop Eredivisie'
The KNVB does not see it as an option to permanently shut down the professional competitions and hopes to catch up with the first matches in mid-June, the AD reports. The football association had a meeting today with the clubs from the Eredivisie and the Kitchen Champion Division. Although Ajax, AZ and PSV, among others, want to stop, the goal remains to finish the season. The KNVB also wants the cup final to be played normally.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:00 PM

Olympic qualification in athletics temporarily suspended
The athletics qualifying games for the 2021 Olympics have been suspended for the time being. Until December 1, there will be no tournaments where tickets to Tokyo can be captured, World Athletics reports. In that period, regular athletic tournaments may be held, provided that this is possible in this corona crisis.

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:45 PM

For the enthusiast: FIFA will broadcast the eighth-final match between the Netherlands and Mexico of the 2014 World Cup on YouTube on Sunday. The chances are not that many Mexicans will watch.

#WorldCupAtHome | Another action-packed week where we'll be bringing you these classic #WorldCup games in full over on FIFATV YouTube 🤩

Avatar Avatar Author FIFAWorldCupMoment of places13: 40 - April 7, 2020

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:30 PM

Solskjaer takes it up for football players
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers the way footballers in England are currently treated unfair. The British government believes that Premier League players should have turned in salary for a long time to help society. "Football is often a very easy target," Solskjaer told Sky Sports . "I know players who already do a lot in society and try to help people. Moreover, there are already discussions going on about how football players can help. I don't think it is fair to approach them like that."

Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:15 PM

'Possible two races in Austria'
According to Auto Motor und Sport , it will be announced one of these days that the Grand Prix in Canada is canceled. The Montreal race is now scheduled for June 14, but that date is too early. In addition, Formula 1 would seriously consider organizing two races in Austria, because that saves a lot of money. That would be good news for Max Verstappen, who won the last two editions of the Austrian GP.

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