SPORTS - 2020 APRIL

April 03

IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021.
* It stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own respective deadlines and pathways.
* Due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Games will now be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

April 01

Wimbledon cancelled for first time since World War II
Wimbledon was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played.
* Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club’s grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.Instead, the next edition of the tournament will take place from June 28 to July 11, 2021.
* The tournament was first held in 1877 and has been contested every year since, with the exception of two stretches: from 1915-18 because of World War I, and from 1940-45 because of World War II.

 

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