today at 12:15 pm
Basketball: Swiss Basketball decides to stop all championships until the U13. No title will be awarded for the 2019-20 season
After ending the elite championships, Swiss Basketball has taken further action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The federation has decided to stop all championships until the U13. No title will be awarded for the 2019-20 season. Identical situation for the Swiss Cup. Swiss Basketball also requests that the various regional associations do the same with the championships they organize.
today at 12:04 pm
2020 Olympic Games: Greece transmitted the Olympic flame to the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in an empty Panathenaic stadium in Athens due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Greece transmitted the Olympic flame to the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in an empty Panathenaic stadium in Athens due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the absence of spectators, only a handful of journalists were allowed to cover the traditional ceremony in the majestic stadium where the 1st Games were held in 1896. Olympic gymnastics champion Lefteris Petrounias ran with the flame in the stadium where his compatriot Katerina Stefanidi, Olympic pole vault champion, lit a cauldron. The flame was then transmitted to the representative of Tokyo 2020 Naoko Imoto, a former swimmer.
today at 11:16 am
Olympic Games 2020: the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) still believes that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 24-August 9) will take place despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) still believes that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 24-August 9) will take place despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He acknowledges that "the situation is incredibly difficult". "Our goal is to allow Australian athletes to live their dream of participating in the Olympic Games, but the situation is incredibly difficult," said Matt Carroll, president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). Nick Green who was the head of mission of the Australian delegation to the 2012 Olympics does not agree. "I'm still trying to believe it, but honestly, now I can't see how the Games could be held."
today at 10:20 am
NBA: NBA boss Adam Silver wants to believe in the possibility of "at least partially saving" the 2020 season, stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic
NBA boss Adam Silver wants to believe in the possibility of "at least partially saving" the 2020 season, stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic. "I am optimistic by nature and I want to believe that we will be able to save at least part of this season," said the manager during an interview with ESPN. In this specific case, he mentioned three scenarios: "One, play matches in the presence of spectators as far as possible. Two, play them in camera. Three, organize an exhibition match in which a handful of players s 'would clash, perhaps for a fundraiser or just for the good of people. "
yesterday at 6:38 pm
Auto: the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the legendary final of the endurance world championship, is postponed from June 13 and 14 to September 19 and 20
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the endurance world final, has been postponed from June 13 and 14 to September 19 and 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced the organizers. The legendary race has already been postponed in the past. It was in 1968 in the wake of social movements in France. The test had been contested at the end of September. The Sarthe circuit is particularly suited to Sébastien Buemi, who hopes to win a third victory in a row this year. The Aiglon has won the last two editions alongside the Spanish Fernando Alonso and the Japanese Kazuki Nakajima, driving a Toyota.
yesterday at 9:32 am
THE IOC ATTITUDE: "For the Olympic Games, the stakes are high and it must be remembered to understand the current position of the IOC. In theory, the end of the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic will be largely crossed by the time of the Olympic Games But the main problem is how we organize the qualifications for the said Olympic Games, knowing that several of them have been postponed. That, honestly, it is not clear how the IOC will do it … " THE WORLD OF HOCKEY: "This event seems very, very compromised. It could of course take place without an audience, but it still poses an organizational problem, because it would involve, for example, testing all the players.
yesterday at 9:05 am
Canoeing: European slalom championships must be canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
The European canoe-kayak slalom (May 15-17) is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This competition was to be the last chance for athletes not qualified for the Olympic Games to get their sesame. Genevans Martin Dougoud and Thomas Koechlin had secured a place for Tokyo via the last World Championships.
yesterday at 9:05 am
Gym: World Cup stage scheduled for Tokyo on April 4-5 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The artistic gymnastics World Cup stage, scheduled for Tokyo on April 4 and 5, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is less than 4 months from the Olympic Games planned in the Japanese capital from July 24 to August 9.
yesterday at 7:28 am
Olympic Games 2020: the IOC "irresponsible" for wanting to maintain the Games, castigates former ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, member of the … IOC
Former ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, IOC member, blasted the "insensitive and irresponsible" position of her body, which refuses to postpone the Tokyo Olympics scheduled this summer despite the coronavirus pandemic. "Seeing the IOC insist with such conviction that things will go ahead is insensitive and irresponsible given the state of humanity," the winner of the women's team wrote on Twitter. Canada's four consecutive Olympic gold medals between 2002 and 2016. This reaction comes after the IOC said on Tuesday that there was "no need to make radical decisions" four months before the Olympic Games.
Tuesday at 23:38
NBA: Kevin Durant is one of four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for the new coronavirus and end up in quarantine
Kevin Durant is one of four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for the new coronavirus and be in quarantine, The Athletic website said on Tuesday, citing the player's comments. Durant, the Nets' flagship rookie last summer but who has not yet been able to play the season due to a break in an Achilles tendon that takes a long time to cure, called on everyone "to be careful".
Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
Basketball: the Executive Committee of Swiss Basketball has decided not to award the title of champion of Switzerland for the men's and women's championships.
The Executive Committee of Swiss Basketball has decided not to award the title of champion of Switzerland for the men's and women's championships. There is, moreover, no legal basis in the Federation guidelines for awarding a title before the end of the regular season. Qualification for the Champions League is awarded to Friborg Olympic, winner of the League Cup. The other qualifying places for the FIBA European Cups will go to Union Neuchâtel and the Lions of Geneva. As far as the ladies are concerned, the qualifying places in the European Cups are allocated to BC Winterthur and Elfic Friborg.
Tuesday at 2:36 p.m.
NFL: Tom Brady, 42, to leave New England Patriots after 20 years at club
One of the NFL's greatest players, Tom Brady (42), has announced that he is leaving the New England Patriots. Brady has won the Super Bowl six times since the start of his career in 2000. After 20 years spent under the Patriots' colors, he aspires to discover "a new challenge", he announced on his Twitter account. His new destination is currently unknown even if some rumors send him to the side of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tuesday at 2:26 p.m.
Golf: PGA Championship, 2nd Grand Slam tournament in the PGA tour calendar, scheduled from April 14 to 17 in San Francisco, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The PGA Championship, the 2nd Grand Slam tournament in the PGA tour calendar, originally scheduled for April 14-17 in San Francisco, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PGA said in its statement "hope to reschedule the event later in the year". It is the 2nd Major to be a victim of COVID-19, after the Augusta Masters.
Tuesday at 2:26 p.m.
Russia: national and international football, ice hockey and basketball competitions are suspended nationwide until April 10
National and international football, ice hockey and basketball competitions are suspended throughout Russia until April 10. Thus, the KHL which had planned only one week break will have to revise its plans and remain without competition for more than three weeks.
Tuesday at 12:57 p.m.
Gym: the four European artistic and rhythmic gymnastics championships planned for this spring have been canceled
The 4 European Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships have been canceled by the European Gymnastics Union, which has its headquarters in Lausanne. The canceled competitions are all on the program of the Olympic Games. These are the European Championships in Ladies' Artistic Gymnastics in Paris (April 30-May 3) and men in Baku (May 27-31), the European Trampoline Championships in Goeteborg (May 7-10) and the Rhythmic gymnastics in Kiev (May 21-24). The organizers finally gave up in the face of travel difficulties and the instructions of governments faced with the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday at 11:11 a.m.
Athletics: the first 3 meetings of the 2020 Diamond League, scheduled in Qatar (April 17) and in China (May 9 and 16), are canceled
The first 3 stages of the Diamond League, the major circuit of world athletics, planned in Qatar (April 17 in Doha) and in China (May 9 and 16), have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a announced the International Athletics Federation. The meeting in Shanghai (May 16) has been postponed to August 13 and the other two "could be held after" the Zurich final on September 11, "if the situation permits". These decisions come while Qatar has banned the organization of events on its soil for a period of 30 days. The situation in China, certainly improving, does not allow the organization of competitions.
Tuesday at 10:30 am
Olympics: men's and women's basketball tournament draw for Tokyo Olympics, hooly-news.comd for Friday in Mies (VD), has been postponed
The draw for the men's and women's basketball tournaments at the Tokyo Olympics, hooly-news.comd for Friday in Mies (VD), has been postponed to an unknown date due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Federation said on Tuesday ( FIBA).
Tuesday at 10:30 am
Olympic Games organizers have decided to cut the festivities surrounding the Olympic Torch Relay due to coronavirus
Because of the coronavirus, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games decided to reduce the scope of the festivities surrounding the Olympic torch relay. His departure is scheduled for March 26 in the Fukushima region. The route through all regions of Japan remains unchanged and spectators can attend the relay, but the arrival and departure ceremonies at each stage will be closed to the public.
Tuesday at 09:25
NFL: The National American Football League has announced that it will continue its annual big draft meeting, scheduled for April in Las Vegas. But it will take place behind closed doors
The National American Football League (NFL) has announced that it will hold its annual big draft meeting scheduled for April in Las Vegas. But it will take place behind closed doors, without the public events surrounding it, due to the coronavirus pandemic NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the draft, the large selection of the best university players by the franchises, would take place as scheduled from April 23 to 25 and could be followed on television. This declaration comes after the announcement by several casinos and hotels in Las Vegas of their closure.
Monday at 9:18 p.m.
Baseball: MLB's 2020 season start, which was set for March 26, is delayed at least eight weeks
The start of the 2020 MLB season is postponed by at least eight weeks, after the new recommendation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Major League League announced on Monday. The competition was supposed to start on March 26.
Monday at 1:32 p.m.
Athletics: scheduled for May 2 and 3, the 39th edition of the 20 km race in Lausanne was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic
Scheduled for May 2 and 3, the 39th edition of the 20 km race in Lausanne has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers hope to be able to make a gesture for the participants who have paid their registration fees. The next edition of these 20 km of Lausanne is already fixed. It will take place on April 24 and 25, 2021.
Monday at 1:20 p.m.
JO: in a survey of 1,000 people published Monday by the Japanese news agency Kyodo, 69.9% of those questioned said they did not believe that Tokyo could host the Games as planned
In a survey of 1,000 people published on Monday by the Japanese news agency Kyodo, 69.9% of those questioned said that they did not believe that Tokyo could host the Games as planned on July 24. Another public television NHK poll from March 6-9 suggested that 45% of Japanese are now opposed to keeping the Olympics. The final decision, however, rests with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which intends to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization. IOC President Thomas Bach will take stock of the situation on Tuesday during a conference call with international sports federations.
Monday at 1:15 p.m.
Olympics: faced with the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese are more and more skeptical about the interest of maintaining at all costs the Tokyo Olympics this summer
"We can't sacrifice people's lives for that": faced with the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese are more and more skeptical about the interest of keeping the Tokyo Olympics this summer at all costs. "Even if Japan manages to overcome this crisis, we should not receive visitors from around the world, said Koki Miura (27) an employee met Monday by hooly News in Tokyo." I think it would be better to leave fall ", he adds, suggesting a postponement or even a cancellation." We cannot sacrifice people's lives for that "." Except during the war, I never felt so worried ", adds this pensioner 90 year old Japanese boy.
Monday at 10:08 am
Olympic Games 2020: Boxing qualifications are currently being held in London. The Copper Box Arena was sold out (7,500 spectators) this weekend!
While the sports world is practically stationary, the European boxing qualification tournament for the Olympic Games is currently held in London. The Copper Box Arena was sold out (7,500 spectators) this weekend! According to the BBC, the rest of the qualifications should, however, be played behind closed doors. 342 boxers from 43 European countries will be fighting until March 24 in London for 77 tickets to Tokyo. Criticism of the IOC is growing louder, especially from athletes who fear for their health. They wonder how the IOC can maintain such competition in the current situation.
monday at 08:52
Sports US: NBA and NHL will not be able to resume for at least 2 months, after the new instructions received in the United States
The NBA and NHL could see their season stopped longer than expected, according to the new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It states that events involving 50 or more people in the United States should be canceled or postponed for eight weeks. This would imply a reorganization of the calendar, or even its upheaval, depending on whether the remaining regular season matches are all maintained or not, before playoffs leading to the finals in the middle of summer. The deadlines therefore become very short and like many other championships, the NBA and the NHL may well have to simply cancel their season.
Sunday at 2:23 p.m.
Olympic Games 2020: IOC President Thomas Bach will update the situation on Tuesday with the international federations during a conference call
Less than five months from the Tokyo Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach will take stock of the situation on Tuesday with the international federations during a conference call. The purpose of the telephone meeting is to "keep the international federations informed of the situation, as well as the National Olympic Committees and the athletes", said a source close to the IOC.
Sunday at 1:55 p.m.
Wrestling: Swiss Wrestling has decided to cancel all individual national championships, youth tournaments and youth team championship rounds until May 31, 2020
Swiss Wrestling has decided to cancel all individual national championships, youth tournaments and youth team championship rounds until May 31, 2020. Scheduled for May 30, the Swiss Cup is also going down the drain due to the coronavirus.
Sunday at 1:55 p.m.
Beach: all major tournaments scheduled until the end of April have been canceled. The recovery on the World Tour is currently scheduled for the beginning of May in Itapema in Brazil
Beach volleyball specialists are also on forced rest due to the spread of the new coronavirus. All major tournaments scheduled until the end of April have been canceled. The recovery on the World Tour is currently scheduled for the beginning of May in Itapema in Brazil.
Sunday at 9:54 AM
Gym: Simone Biles called again on Saturday for the opening of an "independent investigation" to shed light on the scandal of sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar.
Simone Biles again called for an "independent investigation" to shed light on the scandal of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar. The quadruple Olympic champion is one of the victims of the former national team doctor. It all started with a simple tweet from the US Federation, wishing the 19 world gold medalist gymnast who celebrated her 23rd birthday on Saturday, adding: "We know you are going to keep impressing us and to write history! " Simone Biles replied curtly, "What if you impress me and do the right thing … conduct an independent investigation". Case to follow …
Sunday at 9:45 am
Rowing: two competitions planned on the Rotsee plan, the Olympic qualifications (17-19 May) and the World Cup round (22-24 May), are crossed out from the calendar
The spread of the coronavirus is causing further cancellations in the world of rowing. Two competitions planned on the Rotsee plan, the Olympic qualifications (17-19 May) and the World Cup round (22-24 May), are crossed out from the calendar. The International Federation (World Rowing) is therefore already forced to modify its qualification system for the Tokyo Olympics, as it explains on its website. She is expected to announce new decisions on Tuesday already. The regattas planned from May 17 to 19 were in fact to be the last chance for boats that have not yet validated their ticket.
Sunday at 9:21 a.m.
National League: Arnaud Jacquemet, the Geneva-Servette HC player, offers, with his wife, to take care of a few children for free during this "closing" period.
The Geneva-Servette defender, Arnaud Jacquemet, and his wife offer to take care of a few children free of charge during this period of "closure". In a message posted on Facebook, the couple proposes to help single-parent families by welcoming the children of people who cannot telework or take leave during this coronavirus period.
Sunday at 07:36
NBA: Rudy Gobert, much criticized for his careless attitude shortly before becoming the 1st NBA player positive for coronavirus, will make donations for a total of 500,000 dollars
Rudy Gobert, widely criticized for his careless attitude shortly before becoming the 1st NBA player to be positive for coronavirus, will make donations for a total of $ 500,000. 200,000 dollars will go to the more than 800 employees of the Utah Jazz hall, unemployed since the suspension Wednesday of the NBA season for at least 30 days. In addition, the Frenchman will give $ 200,000 to families affected by the virus in Utah and Oklahoma City. Finally, 100,000 euros will be used to help the French healthcare system. In addition, a third case of coronavirus was announced in the NBA after Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. He is a Detroit Pistons player.
Saturday at 4:38 p.m.
Biathlon: Selina Gasparin ends the season on a high note by taking second place in Kontiolahti's pursuit
Selina Gasparin ends the season on a high note. The Sochi silver medalist took second place in the Kontiolahti pursuit. The general was won by the Italian Dorothea Wierer.
Saturday at 2:24 p.m.
Biathlon: Martin Fourcade wins the last race of his career but finishes 2nd in the World Cup
Martin Fourcade said goodbye to biathlon on a victory in the pursuit of Kontiolahti. But the French did not manage to reverse the situation in the general classification, finishing 2nd in the World Cup behind Johannes Thingnes Boe. The five-time Olympic champion (31) leaves the stage on an 83rd success. He beat two other Frenchmen, Quentin Fillon-Maillet and Emilien Jacquelin, on Saturday. Only one Swiss finished this last winter test. Author of 5 faults on the shooting range, Martin Jaeger placed 42nd. Genevan Jeremy Finello gave up after committing 9 faults on his first 3 shots.
saturday at 12:16
Curling: the men's world championship, which was due to start on March 28 in Glasgow, Scotland, is in turn canceled due to the coronavirus.
The men's world championship, which was due to start on March 28 in Glasgow, Scotland, is in turn canceled due to the coronavirus. The International Federation (WCF) had canceled the World Ladies only two days before the start of the games. The Mixed Doubles World Championships in which Jenny Perret and Martin Rios were to participate from April 18 to 25 in Canada is also canceled.
saturday at 12:16
Triathlon: the International Federation (ITU) cancels all triathlons under its aegis until April 30 due to the spread of the new coronavirus
The International Federation (ITU) has decided to cancel all triathlons under its aegis until April 30 due to the spread of the new coronavirus. World rankings, including those that qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, are frozen on March 16.
Saturday at 09:39
NBA: Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo has promised to donate $ 100,000 to employees of the FiServ Forum, the room where the Bucks play, forced into technical unemployment after the suspension of matches due to the coronavirus.
Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo has promised to make a donation of 100,000 dollars (95,000 francs) to employees of the FiServ Forum, the room where the Bucks play, forced into technical unemployment after the suspension of NBA matches due to the coronavirus . "My family and I are committed to donating $ 100,000 to the staff of the Fiserv Forum. We can do it together!" Tweeted the best player of the 2018-2019 season. "It's more important than basketball!", He continued, before concluding: "During this difficult period, I want to help the people who make my life easier, that of my family and that of my teammates" .
Friday at 10:03 p.m.
Mountain biking: Cape Epic race in South Africa is canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
The Cape Epic race, which takes place in South Africa, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grison Nino Schurter was scheduled to race his first race of the season there.
Friday at 10:03 p.m.
Cycling: the classic Gand-Wevelgem, scheduled for March 29 in Belgium, is postponed sine die just like the E3 Grand Prix and A Travers la Flandre
The classic Gand-Wevelgem, scheduled for March 29 in Belgium, has been postponed indefinitely by its organizers due to the pandemic of new coronavirus, in the same way as the E3 Grand Prix and Through Flanders.
Friday at 8:17 p.m.
Ski: 32-year-old Austro-German Fritz Dopfer ends his career
Fritz Dopfer ends his career. The 32-year-old Austro-German, who wore the colors of Germany in CDM for 13 years, suffers from the leg injuries of a leg.
Friday at 8:17 p.m.
Biathlon: Martin Fourcade, five-time Olympic champion, will end his career after the last race of the season on Saturday in Kontiolahti
Martin Fourcade, five-time Olympic champion, will end his career at the end of the last race of the season on Saturday in Kontiolahti. "My will to give the best of myself and to climb mountains is always present but the continuation of my construction as a man, as a father, must now go through other ways, other supports d "expression (…). It's time to say goodbye. Thank you for this trip," said the 31-year-old Frenchman.
Friday at 6:28 p.m.
Freeride: due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest measures taken in Switzerland, the organizers cancel the Xtreme Verbier 2020
Swiss Swimming is forced to cancel the Swiss championships in the large basin, scheduled for the Vernets in Geneva from April 2 to 5. These games were initially maintained in agreement with the Canton of Geneva.
Friday at 6:19 p.m.
Swiss-Ski: the Federation immediately cancels all national and international events in Switzerland, Swiss athletes entered abroad must return to the country
Swiss-Ski has decided to immediately cancel all national and international events in Switzerland. In addition to skicross, Swiss-Ski also canceled the Silvaplana Freestyle Ski World Cup events, scheduled for March 21 and 22. Grison Andri Ragettli secured victory for the overall slopestyle. Among the ladies, the globe went to Genevan Sarah Hoefflin. Swiss athletes still engaged abroad and their staff must return to Switzerland. With the exception of biathletes entered in the World Cup in Kontolahti. They will be repatriated on charter by the International Federation after the tests.
Friday at 4:41 p.m.
Skicross: the skicross World Cup finals scheduled for this Saturday in Veysonnaz are finally canceled
The skicross World Cup finals scheduled for Saturday in Veysonnaz were finally canceled the day before their run. The ladies general is won by the Swedish Sandra Naslund in front of Fanny Smith. The organizing committee thus complies with the decision of Swiss-Ski. "It is with deep regret that we must communicate this cancellation. We will come back in 2021 for the finals of the World Cup of skicross and snowboardcross", said Didier Bonvin, chairman of the Advanced organizing committee on Friday, Snowboardcross World Cup finals took place in the Valais resort in the early afternoon.
Friday at 4:02 p.m.
Volleyball: Swiss Volley decides to interrupt and cancel all current championships and Cups
The day after its decision to cancel the next generation Swiss championships, Swiss Volley decided to interrupt and cancel all current championships and Cups. "The force majeure in which we find ourselves today as well as the political recommendations have forced us to make difficult decisions. We are convinced that this decision was the only possible outcome under the current conditions", explains the director of Swiss Volley, Werner Augsburger. The question of champions, Cup winners, European places, promotions and relegations will be decided later.
Friday at 3:48 p.m.
Marathon: the 2020 edition of the Boston Marathon is postponed from April 20 to September 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Boston Marathon was postponed from April 20 to September 14 due to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Celuide London, scheduled for April 26, has been postponed to October 4
Friday at 3:48 p.m.
Auto: season 6 of Formula E is temporarily suspended for two months. No race will thus be disputed in March and April, and big doubts concern those of May
Formula E is suspended for two months due to the coronavirus crisis, so no race will be held in March and April, and big doubts concern those of May.
Friday at 3:48 p.m.
Equestrianism: Las Vegas World Cup Final Canceled Due To Ban On Flights From Europe To The United States
As expected due to the ban on flights from Europe to the United States, the World Cup final in Las Vegas has been canceled. The demonstration was to take place from April 15 to 19.
Friday at 2:57 p.m.
Table tennis: Swiss Table Tennis has decided to suspend matches in Switzerland until the end of April
Swiss Table Tennis has decided to suspend matches in Switzerland until the end of April. The body thus follows the action taken by the International Federation.