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Wimbledon Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

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Wimbledon Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Wimbledon has on Wednesday been cancelled for the first time since World War Two because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The tournament is one of the centrepieces of the British summer sporting calendar and was due to be played between 29 June and 12 July.

As the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season until at least 13 July.

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The decision was reached after an emergency talks between the various stakeholders over the last few days.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced that it was impossible for the grasscourt Grand Slam, scheduled for June 29-July 12, to take place.

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In a statement by AELTC which reads “it is with great regret that the main board of the All England Club and the committee of management of the championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be canceled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.”

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It added “the 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.”

Wimbledon is the latest major summer sporting event to be called off, with Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics postponed for 12 months.

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Real Madrid Remains Most Valuable Football Club In Europe

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Real Madrid Remains Most Valuable Football Club In Europe

The Football Clubs’ Valuation has on Thursday revealed that the Spanish football giants Real Madrid remains the most valuable club in Europe.

The fifth annual report ranks clubs based on their “enterprise value”, a metric created by analyzing profitability, popularity, sporting potential, TV rights and stadium ownership to January 1, 2020.

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In the report by accountancy firm KPMG published, Manchester United is second despite its on-pitch struggles in the Premier League while Barcelona and Bayern Munich got the third and fourth position respectively.

According to Al jazeera report, Andrea Sartori, global head of sport at KPMG said “club values have certainly been affected” by the coronavirus pandemic “but the immediate impact cannot yet be quantified.”

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Many sporting events around the world have been postponed and canceled due to the outbreak which has so far infected more than 5.7 million persons and killed more than 350,000.

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Recently, Germany’s Bundesliga became the first major football league in Europe to resume after a two-month break, despite many fans opposing the resumption of the season.

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Coronavirus: UK Government Gives Green Light To ‘Close-Contact’ Sport Training

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Coronavirus: UK Government Gives Green Light To 'Close-Contact' Sport Training

The UK government has released a second phase of guidelines for athletes, elite sportsmen and women for organized and close-contact training to take place under carefully controlled medical conditions.

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Public health officials and sports medical officers have contributed to the drafting of the guidelines.

Premier league footballers have already returned in socially distanced small groups, but clubs now face a key vote on Wednesday over contact training.

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Rohr Accepts New Two-Year Deal To Coach Eagles

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Super eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has officially agreed to terms of a new two-year contract by the Nigeria Football Federation. The Franco-German coach is set to sign the draft next week. Rohr’s current contract expires next month. When Rohr signs this new deal, he would be mandated to live in Nigeria and also watch the Nigeria Professional Football League matches to scout for home-based talents.

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has officially agreed to terms of a new two-year contract by the Nigeria Football Federation.

The Franco-German coach is set to sign the draft next week.

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Rohr’s current contract expires next month.

When Rohr signs this new deal, he would be mandated to live in Nigeria and also watch the Nigeria Professional Football League matches to scout for home-based talents.

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