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.
Coronavirus11 minutes ago
'German federation aims on May 9 for resumption of Bundesliga'
If we have to believe Bild , the German Football Association (DFB) plans to resume the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga on May 9. The union first thought of May 2, but that date turns out to be too early. The DFB itself has not yet communicated an exact date, but it is already clear that it plans to complete the competitions by June 30. The matches will then be played without an audience.
Coronavirus · 17 minutes ago
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge teaches his children at home. In this photo, does he explain how to run a marathon in less than two hours?
A lovely morning at home helping with the education of my children. #familytime #homeschoolingAvatar
Coronavirus · 34 minutes ago
Governance crisis at FC Barcelona: six board members resign from discontent
Six FC Barcelona executives have left on Friday because of dissatisfaction with the policy of chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu, various Spanish media have reported that they have a letter of resignation. Among other things, the sextet is not happy with the way Barcelona recently dealt with financial measures following the corona crisis. The club included salary of players, but that resulted in a riot. In fact, stories circulated in the press that players would have refused to turn in wages, but that was soon refuted in a statement on behalf of the complete selection, which donates 70 percent of its salary and makes an extra financial contribution during the crisis.
Coronavirusone hour ago
Cycling union warns: 'Wage reduction is not just acceptable'
Despite the corona crisis, the international cycling union CPA announced on Friday that it would not simply agree to a reduction in salaries to save the sport. The AIGCP, the association of professional cycling teams, recently asked the riders for flexibility. "We understand that question, but the rules have to be respected. It is not acceptable to cut salaries just like that, without evidence that contracts cannot be met," said CPA chairman Gianni Bugno in a statement. "We hope everyone will try to find the best solution so that riders, staffers and the rest of the cycling family are not left behind."
Coronavirus2 hours ago
For those who are still in winter atmospheres despite the spring sun: the ISU will broadcast a repeat of the 2018 World Cup allround from 12:00 onwards. It also took place at a very special location: the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.
📺 From 12:00 noon, the ISU will broadcast the 2018 World Cup Allround in Amsterdam in its entirety. You can find the link to the livestreams here: >> https://t.co/e3L6zGCg3hAvatar
Coronavirus2 hours ago
If even Tom Dumoulin says to stay indoors as much as possible, you better do that. Especially if he proclaims that message on behalf of the police.
Today is a great day to get on your bike. Tom Dumoulin knows all about that. #alone togetherAvatar
Coronavirus3 hours ago
What do you do when there are almost no fans coming to a match? Then you just put mannequins on display, like here at Dynamo Brest in Belarus. The club even used portrait photos of the supporters who would normally be in the stadium.
VideoBelarusian football club puts fans' dolls in the stands
Coronavirus3 hours ago
Ajax and PSV compete against top European clubs in a virtual cup tournament
Ajax and PSV are among the twenty clubs that participate in the Stay and Play Cup of game developer EA Sports. Football players from twenty European clubs participate in the digital tournament. Which players these will be announced at a later date. In addition to Ajax and PSV, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool are also participating. From the tournament, 1 million dollars (900,000 euros) will be donated to the fight against the corona virus. The digital event will start on Wednesday April 15 and will run until Monday April 20. The matches are broadcast via streaming service Twitch.
20 historic European clubs 🌍20 pro footballers ⚽️ $ 1M for charity 🙌Stay Home. Play Together.Join us for the #stayandplay Cup 🎮 starting April 15 ➡️ https://t.co/1K7xWNze1yAvatar
Coronavirus4 hours ago
To entertain the fans in this footballless time, FC Barcelona digs in the archives. Many special goals pass, such as this one by Luis Suárez. De Uruguyaan performed on February 14, 2016 in the match against Celta de Vigo (6-1) together with Lionel Messi: the Argentinian transferred the ball from the penalty spot to his teammate, who completed. It was a tribute to the famous penalty that Johan Cruijff and Jesper Olsen executed on December 5, 1982 against Helmond Sport (5-0).
G⚽AL OF THE DAY! 💯 Pure entertainment 💯 #Messi 👏 @ LuisSuarez9 👏Avatar
Coronavirus4 hours ago
Andrew Cotter normally comments on rugby and golf on behalf of the BBC. Now that he is at home, he comments on the 'duels' between his dogs Olive and Mabel.
Some sports are slower. More about the strategy.Avatar
Coronavirus4 hours ago
FIFPro considers playing out competitions 'very important'
The international players 'union FIFPro is behind most national football associations' plans to finish the season. The organization emphasizes that players benefit from playing the competition. "The players are almost no longer concerned about their safety and health. The situation in the Netherlands, for example, is that the KNVB does not want to play until the situation is safe and when permission is granted," a spokesperson for FIFPro told NU.nl. "Finishing the season is extremely important for all clubs, especially smaller clubs, where players may otherwise be in danger of losing their jobs. If the season can be completed responsibly, we want it."
Coronavirus4 hours ago
Caroline Wozniacki may have recently retired from tennis, but the Danish still do everything they can to keep fit at home.
Been perfecting my jump rope skills💃🏼 #stayhome #quarantineAvatar
Coronavirus5 hours ago
Mayor of Eindhoven still furious at KNVB: 'No status separate for football'
He was the first to openly speak out against the plans of the KNVB to simply play the Eredivisie: John Jorritsma, the mayor of Eindhoven. In an interview with the Eindhovens Dagblad , he still does not hide his opinion. "Football is there for society, but society is not there for football. That would be great. I am a huge enthusiast myself, but we are not going to create a separate status for football." He does not understand the attitude of the football association. "People are being sung at nursing homes, while grandparents are on a balcony. That's the point now. Is football so important that there should be an exception?"
Coronavirus5 hours ago
Vincent Janssen, now living in Mexico, spends his days playing (computer) games:
Quarantine slide 18,20,23,24 🤣🤣Avatar
Coronavirus5 hours ago
If sport is inextricably linked to society, it is in the US. In this article, read why:
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UFC nevertheless collapses under pressure and strikes through much-discussed event
The UFC threw a line under pressure from UFC 249 on Thursday, the much-discussed event that the American martial arts organization wanted to keep on an Indian reservation in California next Saturday. "We got a call today from Disney's top bosses and ESPN's top bosses, and the powerful people there asked me not to hold the event on April 18," UFC boss Dana White told ESPN . He also reports that his union has shut down all games until further notice.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:15 PM
Wimbledon shares a nice video on social media, in which tennis fans are called on to clap on the court this year for the British healthcare staff instead of the tennis players. The only Grand Slam tournament on grass is canceled for the first time since World War II.
Play is suspended, but we cheer for a different kind of champion.Narrated by @rogerfederer. #StayHomeSaveLives | #ClapForCarers | #WimbledonAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:45 PM
Results of World Cup Baku count anyway
The results of the qualifying matches at the World Cup gymnastics in Baku count as finals for the World Cup classification, the international gymnastics federation FIG. The World Cup in the Azerbaijani capital was halted after the second qualifying day on March 13. Epke Zonderland finished second in qualifying, taking 25 points. The Frisian leads the rankings, but he has not yet officially received the Olympic ticket.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:30 PM
We will stay with Lionel Messi for a while. Because this happened exactly nine years ago at Camp Nou.
#OnThisDay | April 9, 2011 WARNING: If you get caught napping 😴 in the field, the 🐐 will sneak up behind you — and score.Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:56 PM
Murray participates in virtual version Madrid Open
Andy Murray is one of the tennis players who will participate in the virtual version of the clay tournament in Madrid at the end of this month (April 27-30). The participation of Angelique Kerber, Lucas Pouille and Carla Suárez Navarro has also been confirmed. The field of participants consists of a total of sixteen men and sixteen women. The online tournament lasts no less than four days and there is an amount of 150,000 euros to be won, which goes to charity.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:39 PM
Tonight a social group ride was planned with Jumbo-Visma rider Robert Gesink. This is what the Zwift race looked like:
A very big Team Jumbo-Visma peloton🤩 Thanks everyone for joining and watching! #StaySafeTogether #TogetherTogetherAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:00 PM
Woods competes with his son (11) for a green jacket
Tiger Woods should have started defending his title at The Masters in Augusta today, but the first major of the year has been moved to November. The golf legend therefore competes with his son Charlie (11) for the famous green jacket. "We have a deal that we usually have a putting game every night in the garden and that the winner can hang the green jacket in his wardrobe," says the 44-year-old Woods talking to GolfTV . "Usually the jacket stays in my closet, but Charlie has also won it occasionally."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:41 PM
Van Barneveld wins the cracker of Taylor! He takes the thirteenth and decisive leg of the living room duel: 7-6. The proceeds all go to charity.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:40 PM
The disappointment can be read from the face of Van Barneveld after missing a nine-darter.
NO! Raymond van Barneveld misses D12 for a nine-darter! # rtl7darts #dartsAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:38 PM
Raymond van Barneveld misses a nine-darter on a hair, but wins his third leg in a row and makes it 6-6 against Phil Taylor. The decisive thirteenth leg arrives!
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:30 PM
Van Barneveld and Taylor did not do much for each other for a long time and impress with high averages, although the Hagenaar now faces a 3-6 deficit due to three lost legs. Incidentally, the proceeds of this cracker go to charity. Van Barneveld plays for the food bank and Taylor for the English health care system.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:17 PM
Season ticket holders Helmond Sport extend en masse
A nice gesture from the loyal supporters of Helmond Sport. Many season ticket holders of the last name in the Kitchen Champion Division have already decided to extend their card, so that Helmond Sport will also be assured of that income next season. It is still unknown whether the current season in the Eerste Divisie can be completed.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 8:00 PM
We are going to start! The living room duel between Van Barneveld and Taylor can start at any time. The game will be played with the best-of-13-legs principle and we will keep you informed of the most important moments.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:45 PM
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
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:30 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:15 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:02 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:45 PM
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
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:00 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:30 PM
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
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:19 PM
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".
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:15 PM
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
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:00 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 13:24
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 1:05 PM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 12:43 PM
Also in De Kuip it is not about football during these weeks.
𝕾𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖐𝖊𝖗 𝖉𝖔𝖔𝖗 𝖘𝖙𝖗𝖎𝖏𝖉.Credits to @DeFeijenoorder & @ FRFC1908 for the banner! #FeyenoordThuisAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:55 AM
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
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:35 AM
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)
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:14 AM
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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 09:58
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."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 08:41
VideoExtreme athletes work creatively during quarantine
Coronavirus · yesterday at 07:42
'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.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 07:20
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.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 11:10 PM
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