The coronavirus outbreak that has spread across 80 countries has affected many sporting events world over with the Tokyo Olympics organisers even hinting at the possibility of postponing the quadrennial Games till the end of the year if situation does not improve.

The outbreak has affected Olympic qualifiers in various sports and have forced cancellation of world and continental events in South East Asia. Even some European countries have decided to cancel indoor sporting activities due to health concerns.

Here is a list of major sports events that are either cancelled or postponed.


Event Impact Venue New Venue Original Date New Date
ISSF International Solidarity Championships
Postponed Dhaka, Bangladesh Not decided 22-28 February 2020 Not announced
Archery World Cup Stage 2 Postponed Shanghai, China Antalya, Turkey 4-10 May 2020 11-17 May 2020


Event Impact Venue New Venue Original Date New Date
Hong Kong Marathon Cancelled Hong Kong NA 9 February 2020 NA
World Athletics Indoor Championships Postponed Nanjing, China Not decided 13 to 15 March 2020 Early 2021
Asian Athletics Indoor Championships Cancelled Hangzhou, China NA 12 to 13 February NA
Tokyo Marathon Limited participation Tokyo, Japan NA 1 March 2020 NA
Pyongyang Marathon Cancelled Pyongyang, North Korea NA 12 April 2020 NA
2020 ITU Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event Shifted Chengdu, China Valnecia, Spain 9 May 2020 1 May 2020
Paris half marathon Postponed Paris, France NA 1 March 2020 Not decided
Asian 20km Race Walk Championships Cancelled Nomi, Japan NA 15 March 2020 NA
Paris Marathon Postponed Paris, France NA 5 April 2020 18 October 2020


Event Impact Venue Original Date New Date
China Masters Super 100 Postponed Lingshui, China 25 February to 1 March 2020 Not decided
Vietnam International Challenge Postponed Hanoi, Vietnam 24-29 March 2020
2-7 June 2020
German Open Cancelled Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany 3-8 March 2020 NA
Polish Open Postponed Krakow, Poland 26-29 March 2020 Not decided
Badminton Asia Championship Shifted From Wuhan to Manila, Philippines 21-26 April 2020 No change in date


Event Impact Venue Original Date New Date
Japanese League Matches to be held behind closed doors Japan 20 March 2020 NA
Olympic qualifying tournament Postponed Taichung and Dou Liu, Taiwan 1-5 April 2020 17-21 June 2020


Event Impact Venue Original Date New Date
Olympic Test event Cancelled Zhangjiakou 27 February-2 March 2020 NA
World Cup Behind closed doors Nove Mesto, Czech Republic 5-8 March 2020


Event Impact Venue New Venue  Date
Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifiers Shifted Wuhan, China Amman, Jordan 3-11 March 2020


The final two stages of UAE Tour were cancelled after two Italian participants tested positive for coronavirus. It featured some of the world’s leading cyclists.


Hong Kong show jumping leg of Longines Masters Series from 14-16 February cancelled.


Event Impact Venue New Venue Date New Date
AFC Champions League Matches of Chinese clubs postponed Asia NA May 2020 NA
AFC Cup Matches of East Zone preliminary round postponed Asia NA 7 April 2020 June 2020
Women's Olympic qualifying Tournamnet Shifted China Australia, Malaysia March 2020 NA
Chinese domestic league Postponed China NA NA NA
Iran Pro League Matches from February 24 behind closed doors Iran NA NA NA
Asian men's Futsal Championship Postponed Ashgabat, Turkmenistan NA 26 February to 8 March 2020 Not decided
K-League Delayed South Korea NA Not decided Not decided
Fifa World Cup qualifiers Shina's matches shifted and to be held behind closed doors China Buriram, Thailand 26-31 March 2020 NA
Serie A Few matches postponed Italy NA February 2020 May 2020


Event Impact Venue New Venue Original Date New Date
Blue Bay Open Cancelled Hainan, China NA 5-8 March 2020 NA
LPGA Thailand Open Cancelled Pattaya, Thailand NA 20-23 February 2020 NA
Women’s World Championship Cancelled Singapore NA 27 February-1 March 2020 NA
PGA Tour Series-China circuit

Postponed China Indonesia 26 March 2020 Late may or early June 2020
Maybank Championship Postponed Kuala Lumpur NA 16-19 April 2020 Not decided
China Open Postponed Shenzhen, China NA 23-26 April 2020 Not decided
Daikin Orchid Ladies tournament Behind closed doors Okinawa, Japan NA 5-8 March 2020 NA


Event Impact Venue Original Date New Date
Hockey Pro League China's matches against Belgium, Australia cancelled China 8-9 February 2020 14-15 March 2020
Indian women's team tour to China Cancelled China 14-25 March 2020 NA
Ireland women's tour to Malaysia Cancelled Malaysia March-April 2020 NA
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Postponed Ipoh, Malaysia 11-18 April 2020 24 September-3 October 2020

Modern Penathlon

Event Impact Venue New Venue Original Date New Date
World Championships Shifted Xiamen, China Cancun, Mexico 25-31 May 2020 NA
World Laser Run Championships Postponed Xiamen, China Wieden, Germany May 2020 August 2020


Event Impact Venue Original Date New Date
Formula E Racing series abandoned Sanya 21 March 2020 NA
Formula One Chinese Grand Prix cancelled Shanghai 19 April 2020 NA
Moto GP Qatar and Thailand races cancelled Qatar, Thailand NA NA


Event Impact Venue Original Date New Date
ISSF Shooting World Cup Postponed New Delhi, India 15-26 March 2020 Not decided


Alpine World Cup in Yanqing from 15-16 February cancelled.


Event Impact Venue Date New Date
Asian Water Polo Championships Cancelled Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 12-16 February 2020 NA
Diving World Series Cancelled Beijing, China 7-9 March 2020 NA
China Olympic Trials Qingdao, China 28 March-4 April 2020 10-16 May 2020

Table Tennis

Event Impact Venue Date New Date
World Team Championships Postponed Busan, South Korea 22-29 May 2020 21-28 June 2020
South Korea Open Suspended South Korea 16-21 June 2020 Not decided
Australia Open Suspended Australia 23-28 June 2020 Not decided


Event Impact Venue New Venue Date New Date
Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1 event Shifted Dongguan, China Dubai, UAE 4-8 February 2020 NA
Davis Cup China forfeited tie against Romania Piatra Neamt, Romania NA 6-7 March 2020 NA
Xi'an Open Cancelled Xi'an, China NA 13-19 April 2020 NA
Kunming Open Cancelled Anning City, China NA 27 April-3 May 2020 NA


Beach volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou from 22-26 April postponed.


Event Impact Venue New Venue Date New Date
Asian Championships Shifted Kazakhstan Tashkent, Uzbekistan 16-25 April 2020 NA
East Asian Championships Postponed Seoul, South Korea NA 26 February-3March 2020 Not decided
Junior World Championships Cancelled Bucharest, Romania NA 14-24 March 2020 NA


Event Impact Venue Date New Date
Asian Championships No visa for China, North Korea withdrew India 18-23 February NA
Asian Olympics qualifiers
Cancelled Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 27-29 March Not Decided

(The list will be updated if and when any other event is postponed/cancelled)