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Rich Tea746 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Wimbledon is a strange one . If the curves are correct we 'should' be coming out of this nightmare as it starts. The event itself would be a tremendous sign of hope if they could get it going. They must as well be looking for an alternate date. A landgrab on the Olympic fortnight would work too . A decision either way won't be far off. We'll know within the week I suspect.



An Olympic "land grab" would mean a delay of just 3 weeks though. There is no way Wimbledon is happening in July or August, I feel sure about that.

I do find the silence on Wimbledon very strange. After all, the French Open has already been delayed from May until the end of September and early October.

Maybe the All England Club, suffocating sticklers for tradition that they are, will prove to be as inflexible as the IOC appeared to be and who only moved the Olympics when effectively forced into the decision by others. Wimbledon may have to feel similar pressure unfortunately. 2020 is going to be a non sporting summer, like it or not, tradition or not.
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DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
BBC Tennis Correspondent Russell Fuller all but suggesting a cancellation, rather than rescheduling, of Wimbledon is likely.



excel991,506 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Most things will return to schedule but wouldn't be surprised if the Ryder Cup push everything back a year as they did in 2001.

It will be interesting to see how the likes of Athletics and Aquatic Sports (Swimming/Diving/Water Polo) adapt their calendars. World Championships due for both in 2021. Push onto 2022 when there are also Commonwealths and Europeans (unless they change as well) or cancel with the next World Championships in 2023?

EDIT - It seems both events have already awarded their 2023 World Championships to host cities, so wouldn't be as simple as giving 2023 hosting rights to the 2021 hosts
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Brekkie34,004 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
At the moment the sporting highlight of the years looks likely to be the European Athletics Championships in Paris at the end of August. Ever since they went bi-annual the Olympic year editions have been pretty much hidden away.

Will make SPOTY interesting too - you'd have expected Olympians or Euro 2020 footballers to be dominant on that list. At the moment Tyson Fury is probably the only person on the shortlist.


Any announcement been made on the Tour de France yet?
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Hatton Cross3,448 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Thank you Brekkie. Glad it's not just me who thinks about these in idle moments of bordom.

I was thinking only yesterday about, with a possible shutdown of sport well past end end of June, and no change of rescheduling of events, just how empty of contenders the list of SPOTY could end up being.

Right now, the shortlist is Tyson Fury, Mo Salah of Liverpool, Dina Asher Smith for her work on those Gym adverts, and Red Rum.
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Hatton Cross3,448 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today


Any announcement been made on the Tour de France yet?


The ASO have their heads in the same bucket of sand as Wimbledon do - hoping this all goes away soon.
Nothing - but because of the abandoned Olympics, the TDF is starting a week earlier on the 25th June in Nice, so a decision will have to be made pretty soon.
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