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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We are going to start! The living room duel between Van Barneveld and Taylor can start at any time. They met each other a total of 83 times, twice in the final of the PDC World Cup. Van Barneveld was the strongest in a thriller (7-6) in 2007 and Taylor provided a beating (7-1) in 2009. We will keep you informed of the most important moments.
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Sharon van Rouwendaal does everything to stay fit in this matchless period. In the absence of a swimming pool, the 2016 Olympic champion in open water has put an inflatable pool in her garden.
Just fitting in 😂👌 • #stayactive #staysafe #becreative # Tokyo2021Avatar
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Another half hour and then Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor will compete against each other from their living room. Throwing will be done on an electronic soft tip board. It contains a camera and microphone, so that the dart legends can see and hear each other well.
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Belarusian club uses mannequins to fill stadium
The Belarusian football club Dynamo Brest has started an initiative to partly fill the stadium with mannequins with the head of a supporter glued on them, so that fans can still be virtually at the match. Belarus is the only country in Europe that still plays football, but more and more fans stay at home for fear of the corona virus. Dynamo Brest's Stadyen DASK Brestsky can accommodate over ten thousand supporters, but last Saturday's league game against FK Slavia-Mozyr (1-2 defeat) had fewer than a thousand people.
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National League clubs are allowed to vote on the season
The board of the National League - the highest branch of amateur football in England - will ask clubs in the three divisions to vote if they want to finish the season. Should that happen, the clubs are asked to help decide how to determine the final score. The National League will receive £ 2 million from the Premier League for financial support.
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Kirsten Wild can get used to the measures taken during this corona crisis.
Beautiful round made by Twente. Then only training is best enjoy #ridesolo #SocialDistancingAvatar
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NBA organizes HORSE competition
The NBA organizes a so-called HORSE competition to break this matchless period. The setup is simple: one comes up with a shot (between the legs, over the board, or just a free throw) and if you hit, the other has to imitate it. If that doesn't work, he / she gets an H (and then an O, R, S until you lose at E). The field consists of Chauncey Billups, Zach LaVine, Tamika Catchings, Chris Paul, Mike Conley Jr, Paul Piece, Trae Young and Allie Quigley. The virtual competition is scheduled from April 12-16.
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Some Bundesliga players have committed themselves to fighting the corona virus this week. For example, VfL Wolfsburg players, including Maximilian Arnold, helped with stocking in a supermarket. Markus Schubert of Schalke 04 baked cupcakes for elderly fans, while Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg of RB Leipzig donated blood.
VideoBundesliga players help fight coronavirus
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Call to cyclists: 'Be sensible'
Bicycle organizations Fietsersbond, Landelijk Fietsplatform, KNWU and NTFU call on cyclists to keep sufficient distance from each other during Easter weekend. In addition, they are advised to stay close to home and "be sensible".
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Frenkie de Jong and Timothy Fosu-Mensah enjoy themselves in this football-free period with a ball game in Amsterdam. The Manchester United defender seems to be pulling the longest.
Not in my house @ DeJongFrenkie21 😤😤😝😝🤛🏿Avatar
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Amateur clubs can request KNVB for promotion or relegation
Clubs from amateur football can still submit a request to the KNVB to be allowed to be demoted or promoted. The union decided to end the season at the end of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and not to promote and relegate. Because of the mergers, changes in match day and the disappearance of clubs, some places are left in the competitions, some teams can still promote.
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VVCS doubts KNVB concept program: 'Players hardly get any rest'
The VVCS players' union questions the concept program that the KNVB presented on Wednesday for the next Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Divisie season. In the provisional schedule, the summer break lasts only three weeks and there is football at Christmas. "We are working to find out whether that is medically justified, because it is a very short summer break. I understand that parties must add water to the wine, but we should not risk the health of the players," says VVCS chairman Evgeniy Levchenko on Thursday against NU.nl.
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Ibrahimovic trains with Hammarby selection
Zlatan Ibrahimovic trains with the selection of Hammarby. The 38-year-old Swede maintains his fitness level at the club he co-owns. Ibrahimovic is officially still under contract with AC Milan, but because of the corona virus, there has been no training in Italy for weeks. In Sweden, the corona rules are a lot less strict, so you can just train.
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Also in De Kuip it is not about football during these weeks.
𝕾𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖐𝖊𝖗 𝖉𝖔𝖔𝖗 𝖘𝖙𝖗𝖎𝖏𝖉.Credits to @DeFeijenoorder & @ FRFC1908 for the banner! #FeyenoordThuisAvatar
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A nice gesture from ADO Den Haag, which donates food to people who need it.
O ADO The Hague donates available food during this difficult time. Including Joyce, who supplies food packages to families who desperately need it. Hart in Aktie also helped and that was shown yesterday on SBS6 ♥ ️ More information and looking back? Link in bio!Avatar
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Many sports matches have already been postponed this summer, but a number of events are still on the agenda. For the time being, the sports summer looks like this:
- NK️ NK cycling (June 17-21)
- Tour️ Tour de France (June 27-July 19)
- TT Assen (June 28)
- U️ Vuelta a España (Aug 14-Sept 6)
- 🚣♂️ Rowing World Cup (Aug 16-23)
- Open US Open (Aug 31-Sept 13)
- 🏅 European Athletics Championship (Aug 26-30)
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All Premier League Darts games moved in May
The PDC will move all Premier League Darts games scheduled in May to later this year. The rounds in Glasgow (May 7), Leeds (May 14) and London (May 21) have been postponed. The round in Sheffield (July 2) will also be moved.
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Verhaegh keeps up with retirement because of the corona crisis
FC Twente defender Paul Verhaegh (36) had already made the decision to stop playing football after this season, but he may come back to it due to the corona crisis. "It is not the case that I now have doubts, but this situation has made the feeling a bit different," says the three-time international of Orange in conversation with Tubantia . "If there is no football anymore, this is very abrupt. That is why I just keep going around."
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VideoExtreme athletes work creatively during quarantine
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'Premier League will pay part of the prize money earlier'
To accommodate clubs, the Premier League will pay out part of the prize money earlier, The Times writes today. It would be several million euros for clubs in the lower regions, up to about 20 million euros for clubs in the top of the league. Many clubs have already run into problems in England because of the corona crisis. Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, among others, have already had to send staff on leave.
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4 billion euros. That amount threatens to miss the clubs from the five largest leagues in Europe together if the season cannot be completed. They do everything they can to finish the competition in some way before August 3.
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The darters can still compete from home during the corona crisis and decide to throw a mini tournament. The so-called Darts At Home is won by Nathan Aspinall, who has to take a defeat against Jelle Klaasen.
ANOTHER INCREDIBLE FINISH! Jelle Klaasen takes out a stunning 150 to beat Nathan Aspinall! That was special from the Dutchman in a brilliant display of finishing!Avatar
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Brawn expects F1 season to start without an audience in Europe
Formula 1 director Ross Brawn thinks the Formula 1 season will probably start in Europe and that the drivers will race without an audience. "In our view, a start in European is the most favorable and that could even be behind closed doors," the Brit tells Sky Sports . "We can create a closed environment, where everyone will be tested for sure and we make sure there are no risks. Although we have no spectators, it is better than no race at all."
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Premier League players will donate to healthcare
The Premier League players are said to be donating £ 4 million (over £ 4.5 million) to the National Health Service, the UK's public health system. "We wanted to contribute to those who need it most: those who are fighting hard against the coronavirus. Those are the people at the NHS and the other health care facilities," the players said in a statement. "After many conversations with a group of players from all twenty Premier League clubs, we launched our own initiative: #PlayersTogether. We hope to make a real difference with this voluntary initiative."
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Nadal auctions Roland Garros shirt
Following Alberto Contador, Rafael Nadal is going to auction something special for the Red Cross in his country. The Spanish number two in the world puts the shirt on sale with which he won Roland Garros for the twelfth time in his career last year.
Aquí mi aportación para iniciativa de la acb. Yo les doy un objeto mio preciado 😉 y ellos tienen esta buena iniciativa dentro de #LaMejorAsistencia para #NuestraMejorVictoria 💪🏻🏀💪🏻 @acbcom 🙌🏻 #CruzRojaResponde # NuestraMejorVictoria¡¡Y lo dicho, a animarse !! #yomequedoencasaAvatar
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F1 promoter Formula One has to cut staff
F1 promoter Formula One has also been hit by the corona crisis. Half of the staff are placed on temporary unemployment and the entire board agrees to a salary reduction. The managers turn in 20 percent of their wages and CEO Chase Carey gives even more salary, although it is unknown how much exactly.
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Some extreme athletes find creative solutions to still be able to train during their home quarantine. We see the Greek water skier Nikolas Plytas at work in his swimming pool and the Canadian snowboarder Sébastien Toutant in his living room.
VideoExtreme athletes work creatively during quarantine
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Robben's wife recovered from coronavirus
Bernadien Eillert, the wife of Arjen Robben, has recovered from the corona virus. The former Orange international had to be quarantined with his family after his wife tested positive. "We've already dealt with the virus," said Robben in the FC Bayern Podcast. "Fortunately Bernadien recovered, but it was not fun. The heaviest was the pressure on her chest, she had difficulty breathing. Strangely enough, my children and I tested negative. But maybe we have had it before and we have not noticed anything. "
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Roger Federer's challenge is taken up all over the world. The twenty-time Grand Slam winner is only too happy with that and has enjoyed the videos.
Thanks to everyone who participated.👏There were some amazing videos, volys, outfits, locations, hats, dogs, babies, mirrors, fridges, walls, and doctors 🙌. I really enjoyed them, keep them coming! 😊 #tennisathome #stayhome #volleyererAvatar
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Brady donates 750,000 meals in Tampa
Tom Brady also helps in the fight against the corona virus. The American quarterback, together with his wife and fashion model Gisele Bündchen, donates approximately 750,000 meals to the residents of Tampa. There, 42-year-old Brady signed a contract for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.
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Binotto: 'Better view of the start of the F1 season at the end of May'
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto still finds it "very difficult" to estimate when the Formula 1 season can start. "I think we will have a better view of this at the end of May," the Italian tells Sky Sports . Nine Grands Prix have now been canceled and a season with fifteen to eighteen races is hoped for. "It will be important for us to be flexible. Ferrari is prepared for shorter race weekends and also double Grands Prix," said Binotto.
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Pole vaulter Menno Vloon can 'just' continue training in his garden. The Dutch record holder reaches a height of 5.61 meters and asks his colleagues Renaud Lavillenie and Sam Kendricks what the next height should be.
competition day 5.61 @airlavillenie @ samkendricksWhat's the next height? 😉Avatar
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Dost: 'I almost don't remember what to do'
Despite the corona crisis, Bas Dost tries to keep up the courage, but sometimes he also does not know what to do with. "In any case, we have good weather," said the striker of Eintracht Frankfurt during an online press conference. "I enjoy my beautiful garden. I almost don't know what to do anymore. Fortunately I live in a nice neighborhood, so I can talk to other people a bit. Of course at a safe distance from each other. 'n all come through and we will certainly succeed. "
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:30 PM
A great promotion from Dylan Groenewegen: the Jumbo-Visma sprinter will deliver groceries by bicycle to the elderly and care providers in the coming period.
No course for a while, but time to help. In the coming period, I will deliver groceries by bicycle to the elderly and care providers who are currently unable to do this themselves. Als Do you as a care provider or elderly need help or do you want to help yourself? ➡️ https://t.co/gZ1YMOH7J3 #StaySafeTogetherAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:18 PM
Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi is committed to keeping fit. The Italian burns 700 calories in every possible way in an hour at home.
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 🏋️ #restiamoacasaAvatar
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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 coronavirus: they donate an unknown amount to volunteer platform NLvoorelkaar. "We are proud of the Netherlands and proud of the team. And think of everyone who is having a hard time at this time," said captain Virgil van Dijk in the video. "Keep your head up and take care of each other."
Wonderful gesture from our Orange internationals 🧡 @NLvoorelkaarAvatar
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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 .
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A doctor in New York also takes the challenge of Roger Federer during his break.
A well earned break for this doctor in New York to take on @ rogerfederer's #tennisathome challenge! 👏👏.🎥: @samuelhbrideAvatar
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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.
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 fuerteAvatar
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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.
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 #dontrushchallengeAvatar
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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.
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
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:16 PM
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."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:05 PM
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."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:58 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:46 PM
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."
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 prohibitedAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:33 PM
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."