MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates said on Friday he has taken a 20% cut to his “consulting fees” due to the coronavirus crisis. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee member John Coates attends the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 135th Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, January 10, 2020.Read More →

The interruption to the 2020 NASCAR season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been understandably disappointing and disconcerting for racers, fans, teams and the industry as a whole. FILE PHOTO: Mar 8, 2020; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) is followed by NASCAR Cup Series driverRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – UEFA Congress – Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands – March 3, 2020 FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the UEFA Congress REUTERS/Yves Herman ROME (Reuters) – Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccerRead More →

The Senior PGA Championship will not be played this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the PGA of America announced Thursday. It was scheduled to be played May 21-24 at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Mich. The event was to be the second of five majors on the ChampionsRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – Tennis may not return until 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the entire grasscourt season and most of the claycourt campaign, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chief executive Richard Lewis said on Thursday. The outbreak has played havoc with the global sporting calendarRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – Tennis may not return until 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the entire grasscourt season and most of the claycourt campaign, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chief executive Richard Lewis said on Thursday. The outbreak has played havoc with the global sporting calendarRead More →

FILE PHOTO: ON THIS DAY — March 21 March 21, 2003 FORMULA ONE – Ferrari Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil speeds during a practice session at Sepang International Circuit. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad LONDON (Reuters) – Credit rating agency Moody’s changed Formula One’s outlook to negative from positive on ThursdayRead More →

FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – Valencia Grand Prix – Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Valencia, Spain – November 17, 2019 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez in action during the race REUTERS/Heino Kalis/File Photo (Reuters) – The start of the MotoGP season was pushed back to the end of May at the earliest onRead More →

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will have to wait another year before chasing India’s first Olympic track and field medal in Tokyo but the delay may turn out to be a blessing in disguise, the 22-year-old has told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – 2018 Asian Games – Men’sRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Lawyer Richard McLaren poses for a portrait after delivering a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in London, Britain December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall (Reuters) – Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, who wrote a report into state-sponsored doping in Russia for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), wasRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren became the first Formula One team to furlough staff because of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz joining senior management in taking a pay cut. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Pre Season Testing – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain –Read More →

LONDON (Reuters) – The Wimbledon championships were canceled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season. FILE PHOTO: A Wimbledon logo is seen inside the grounds at theRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – The Aprilia MotoGP team slammed an 18-month doping ban for Italian rider Andrea Iannone as absurd on Wednesday and said they would back his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – August 23,Read More →

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the Games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The handover took place atRead More →

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Butterfly world champion Boglarka Kapas is among nine swimmers on the Hungarian national team to have tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s swimming association said in a statement late on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Swimming – 18th FINA World Swimming Championships – Women’s 200m Butterfly Final – NambuRead More →

Toronto mayor John Tory announced Tuesday a ban on public events until June 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the edict doesn’t apply to the city’s sports teams. FILE PHOTO: Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World WarRead More →