Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. European football’s governing body made the decision during an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday. The tournament, due to take place from 12 June-12 July this summer, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year.
International Olympic Committee member Hayley Wickenheiser says that plans for the Tokyo Games to go ahead are “insensitive and irresponsible”. On Tuesday, Japan’s Olympic minister said the nation is still planning for a “complete” staging of the Games, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The French Open tennis tournament has been moved to September and October as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The event at Roland Garros was due to be played from 24 May to 7 June, but instead will take place between 20 September and 4 October. That means it will begin just one week after the completion of the US Open in New York.
The PGA Championship, one of golf’s four major events, has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament was scheduled to take place at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California from 11-17 May. It comes after The Masters, which was due to begin on 9 April at Augusta National in Georgia, was called off last week.