28 Januari, 2020

Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers

Amid growing concern at the spread of a new virus outbreak in China, international sports have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments are being taken elsewhere.

The decision by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to postpone Pro League games in China follows qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled in February in soccer, basketball and boxing being moved outside of China.

The Chinese women's team in field hockey was due to host Belgium for two games on February 8-9 in Changzhou. Those were postponed by the FIH citing "current uncertainties around the outbreak of the coronavirus in China".

Source: Al Jazeera