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Sunday 22 March, 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

Liverpool FC offer stewards to supermarkets amid virus panic

The chief executive of Liverpool has made the offer.

Video meetings, cyber-training, frustration: life in lockdown for Europe's footballers

‘There’s only so much Netflix you can watch.’

From TheJournal.ie Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day New Measures

Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day

The Italian leader stressed that groceries and pharmacies would still remain open.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

This comes as a hiatus in disarmament talks between the two nations drags on.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

Italy international Mbanda joins coronavirus fight as volunteer worker in Parma

The back-row is working as an ambulance driver with other volunteers from the Yellow Cross.

Hamilton self-isolating following contact with Idris Elba

The 35-year-old had been at a function with Idris Elba and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, who both later tested positive for coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Italy's death toll rises by 793 in 24 hours Lombardy

Coronavirus: Italy's death toll rises by 793 in 24 hours

The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.

Watch: Worcester lock Fatialofa in 'miracle' recovery from spine injury

Fatialofa’s wife has uploaded a video of him walking unaided as he continues his recovery from spinal surgery.

Friday 20 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization WHO

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization

The World Health Organization said today its greatest worry was the impact the virus could have in a country with a weak health system.

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia

1985 UK Championship runner-up Willie Thorne, who has been a commentator for the BBC, says he is starting chemotherapy in Spain today.

From TheJournal.ie China reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time Covid-19

China reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time

Wuhan and its 11 million people were placed under strict quarantine to keep the number of cases down.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries Democrats

Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries

The results in yesterday’s primaries added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

'No ideal solution' for Olympics as athletes speak out over virus concerns

Organisers are determined to stick to the schedule, even as athletes voice their opposition.

Top clubs face monstrous losses if football season can't be completed

The elite leagues across Europe have four billion reasons to complete their seasons when the sport resumes.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed Coronavirus

Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed

The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.

Chelsea provide free accommodation for NHS staff at Stamford Bridge hotel

The Premier League club have offered medical professionals rooms to stay in as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Kevin Durant among 4 Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19

He confirmed to The Athletic website he had tested positive for the virus.

US PGA Championship called off amid coronavirus pandemic

The organising body said they hoped to reschedule the event at Harding Park later in the year.

Springboks star nearly lost leg after freak injury

Pieter-Steph du Toit suffered a haematoma, a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissue.

Scottish FA say Euro play-offs 'unlikely' to go ahead in June

All the qualifiers, including Ireland’s clash with Slovakia, have been rescheduled for the summer.

From TheJournal.ie European Union imposes entry ban on outside travellers for 30 days CONTAINMENT

European Union imposes entry ban on outside travellers for 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said coordinated action is taking place to bring back stranded citizens.

UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown

President Dana White has confirmed the postponements.

Monday 16 March, 2020

Start of new Major League Baseball season pushed back by at least eight weeks

The 2020 season will not start until mid-May at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie Spain to shut land borders to halt spread of coronavirus

Spain to shut land borders to halt spread of coronavirus

Spain has become the fourth most virus-infected country in the world.

'Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried' - doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics

Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue.

CDC recommendation suggests lengthy sports shut-down

The NBA and other major sports leagues in the United States could be idle for longer than initially anticipated.

From TheJournal.ie Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death Capital Punishment

Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death

The court ruled that the former employee of the facility deserved no leniency.

Sunday 15 March, 2020

Van Dijk fears Liverpool will win title in empty stadium

All Premier League games have been postponed until at least April 3 due to the spread of the global pandemic.

Leeds could face punishment after ditching match over coronavirus fears

The Rhinos decided to pull out of Saturday’s match shortly before they were due to fly to Barcelona on Friday.

Bruno Fernandes says Man United revival not just down to him

The midfielder has scored three goals and made four assists since signing.

From TheJournal.ie Biden and Sanders to face off in debate overshadowed by coronavirus Democratic Nomination

Biden and Sanders to face off in debate overshadowed by coronavirus

Both men have cancelled rallies and two state contests have been postponed in the wake of the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie France shuts bars, nightclubs, cinemas and restaurants to help combat coronavirus Lockdown

France shuts bars, nightclubs, cinemas and restaurants to help combat coronavirus

A number of countries have imposed sweeping restrictions to help fight the illness.

From TheJournal.ie US President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19 All Clear

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19

Trump agreed to be tested after coming into contact with a delegation who had tested positive for the virus.

Saturday 14 March, 2020

Contrite Gobert pledges $500k after Covid-19 diagnosis

The French star had performatively touched all microphones in front of him to make light of the coronavirus prevention measures.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prohibition to circulate in the streets': Spain goes into lockdown mode as state of emergency declared Coronavirus

'Prohibition to circulate in the streets': Spain goes into lockdown mode as state of emergency declared

France has witnessed a surge in cases, with 4,500 people infected, and 91 deaths.

Jaguares-Highlanders cancelled, declared a draw as Super Rugby belatedly suspend season

The multi-continent tournament was one of the few competitions still running this weekend.

September date set for postponed Boston Marathon

The Boston event follows London in rescheduling the landmark race until after summer.

Schachmann wins shortened Paris-Nice cycling race

Ireland’s Sam Bennett was forced to withdraw from the race earlier this week following a crash on Tuesday.