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  •   Home > News > International

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    The Australian Formula One grand prix is under threat of being called off.

    There has been no official confirmation, but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive - the team's pulled out of the event.

    An announcement that the race will not take place is expected, throwing the rest of the season into doubt.



    The UK government is considering banning all sporting fixtures.

    There have been 596 confirmed cases across Britain.



    Utah guard Donovan Mitchell is the latest NBA basketballer affected by Covid-19.

    His Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert yesterday became the first to test positive.



    Ice hockey's NHL is the latest competition to suspend their league, following consultations with medical experts and a conference call of the board of governors.

    Most teams have played 70 of their 82 regular season games.



    Major League Baseball is expected to suspend all operations indefinitely.

    Spring training has been underway for weeks, with the opening games of the season on March 27.



    Two more Champions League football games have been postponed.

    Next Wednesday's round of 16 matches between Manchester City and Real Madrid in England and Juventus and Lyon in Italy have both delayed.



    The ATP has suspended its men's tennis tour for six weeks.



    The Indian government has ordered their side's international cricket matches over the next week with South Africa in Lucknow and Kolkata to be played in empty stadiums .



    The Tokyo Olympic torch has been lit by the rays of the sun in ancient Olympia to mark the final step towards a Games currently in question because of the pandemic.

    A parabolic mirror was used to get ignition in a scaled-down ceremony closed to spectators.

    The relay's underway with the torch to be handed over to Tokyo Games organisers in Athens on March 19.

    They insist the Games will go ahead... for now.

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