The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all life-realms and international sports events are even worse affected. It’s disappointing that due to COVID-19 all the sporting calendar has been revised, with professional leagues suspending their operations everywhere to restrict the spread of the disease. The sports industry’s global revenue was estimated at $471 billion in 2018 – a rise of 45 percent since 2011. Now, it has impacted every aspect of the sporting value chain, from players, clubs, and leagues to the media that report and cover sports.
Here is a rundown of the major sports events, which were planned for the year 2020.
Tokyo Summer Olympics
Fifty-six years after the Olympic Games were fixed out, the Japanese capital was about to witness the successive summer tournament from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the outbreak, the qualification rounds for the Olympics has been cancelled. The coronavirus outbreak has infected almost every sport and has caused several events to either be postponed or cancelled. Nevertheless, in the wake of a time when the terrifying coronavirus has killed more than 16,000 people globally, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organizers in Tokyo have the decision on the future of the Games with the final decision to postpone the game to July 23, 2021. With the fate of Tokyo Olympics now sealed for the near future, this only marks the fourth time in its historic 124-year history that the Olympics were cancelled/delayed because of external factors. Japan had intended to host Olympics in the spring and fall of 1940, but the Games were postponed due to the 2nd World War. Yet this was not the first time outside forces had influenced the Olympics.
The Olympic flame will also be held in a lantern and moved by truck along the roadsides that organizers hoped would be quiet.
Lining up with the changes upheld by Olympic Agenda 2020, the Tokyo Games will use however many existing events settings as could be expected under the circumstances, to be specific those worked for the Games in 1964. For example, the lofty Nippon Budokan for judo, the Baji Koen Park for equestrian occasions, and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium for handball. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies and games rivalries will arrange in the Tokyo National Stadium. Japan has been an Olympic land since the Summer Games of 1964, which was the chief to be arranged in Asia.
UEFA Euro 2020
Reactions to the coronavirus outbreak have caused concern for world football. Several leagues joined Switzerland and Italy in suspending operations, including Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Scotland, Norway, Belgium, and Holland, along with Major League Football in the USA. There were several tournaments scheduled for the international break in March, although some of the qualifying tournaments for Euro 2020 are also at high risk. It includes the remaining UEFA Champions League, the 16-second leg round scheduled for March 17 and 18, 2020; All UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches scheduled for March 17 and 18; all UEFA Europa League, the 16-second leg round scheduled for March 19, 2020.
The UEFA European (Euro) Championship is the essential affiliation football competition between the senior men’s national groups of individuals from the Union of European Football Association (UEFA). It has been held like clockwork since 1960 in Europe to decide the continent champion. The competition was booked to be held in 12 urban cities (London, Munich, Rome, Baku, Budapest, Amsterdam, Saint Petersberg, Bucharest, Bilbao, Glasgow, Dublin, and Copenhagen) in 12 UEFA nations from June 12 to July 12 2020.
The competition was once in the past, known as the UEFA European Nations Cup, however, changed to the present name in 1969.
After the FIFA World Cub, The UEFA European (Euro) Championship is the second most-watched football championship.
The Henri Delaunay Trophy is bestowed to the triumphant group to pay tribute to the chief General Secretary of UEFA who concocted the European Championship however kicked the bucket five years after the primary competition. The trophy was renovated for the 2008 tournament to make it bigger. The old trophy eclipsed the UEFA’s different awards, for example, the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.
World Track Cycling Championship
The Union CyclisteInternacionale (UCI) has postponed all cycling activity in all the calendar classifications until at least June 1, and will later communicate if the events will be rescheduled.
The Track Cycling World Championships is a yearly occasion involving races for the different stages and separations in track cycling. The Union CyclisteInternationale (UCI) regulates the championship. The recent developments (from 2013) include time trial, keirin, individual pursuit, group interest, point race, scratch race, run, group run, omnium, and, only for men, the madison. The UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2020 was scheduled for February 26 through March 1, 2020, in Berlin, Germany.
In 1893, the first cycling world title was held for beginner cyclists.
Ice Hockey World Championship
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship,2020 has been cancelled due to the current ongoing pandemic, announced on 20 March by the IIHF Board. The 16-team championship was scheduled to take place in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, from May 8-24.
The Ice Hockey World Championships (IHWC) is a yearly ice hockey occasion facilitated over the world. First formally played at the 1920 Summer Olympics, it is the annual international competition with the highest profile in the sport. All through 1920 to 1968, the World Championships occurred at Olympic occasions. The current World Championship format features 16 teams in the championship category, 12 Division I teams and 12 Division II teams.
In 1930, twelve countries took an interest in the principal independently sorted out hockey competition expedited in Chamonix, Berlin, Vienna, Germany, and France, Austria. The occasion was set up as a cooperative effort, with Canada winning turning into the victors.
The Paralympic games
The adjourned Paralympic Games will now run from 24 August until 5 September 2021.The 2020 Summer Paralympics is a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee. Scheduled as the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, it was planned to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 25 August to 6 September 2020.
The forerunner to the Paralympic Games was an occasion composed in 1948 for Second World War veterans with spinal wounds.
Sixty years on the Paralympics is a fundamental piece of the Olympic Games program, being facilitated in a similar city as the capable Olympic Games, and is held not long a short time later.
There was a lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for the London 2012 Paralympics. There is a battle for the Paralympic Torch to be lit at Stoke Mandeville Stadium before each Summer and Winter Paralympic Games starting now and into the foreseeable future.
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, which was expected to be held in India from 2 to 21 November, is now postponed. Five hosts cities-Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar-were to watch the U-17 Women’s World Cup. The decision to delay the competition was made by the working group of FIFA-Confederations committed to tackling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup is also delayed, in addition to the U-17 Women’s World Cup. The tournament was initially scheduled in Panama and Costa Rica from August through September.
The 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be the seventh edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the biennial international women’s youth football championship conducted by the FIFA member association’s under-17 national teams since its establishment in 2008. Spain, having won their first title in 2018, are the defending champions. After the successful performance of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship, played in Canada in 2003, FIFA announced the introduction of a second girls youth competition.
ICC T20 Cricket World Cup
Due to the COVID-19, the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia is expected to be hit with a potential delay of two years. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in seven venues around Australia from 18 October-15 November 2020.The final will be held on the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The ICC World Twenty20 also called the ICC World T20, or the World Twenty20 is the global title of Twenty20 cricket. The ICC World T20 happens like clockwork.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) sorts out the World Twenty20. The 2016 competition comprised 16 groups, including every one of the 10 ICC full individuals and 6 included ICC individuals chose during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
The main release of the ICC World Twenty20 was in South Africa in 2007, won by India, crushing Pakistan by 5 runs during the finals held in Johannesburg. The 2016 winner was the West Indies.