Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Wednesday, April 29
The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Wednesday.
Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.
0805 – The Vuelta a Espana cancelled plans to stage this year’s departure in Holland because of the “exceptional worldwide situation” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
1028 – The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games means the International Olympic Committee will have to shoulder “several hundred million dollars” of costs, its president Thomas Bach admitted.
1401 – The LPGA Tour announced updates to the remainder of its 2020 schedule and is currently targeting a restart of the Tour season in mid-July.
1447 – UK Athletics announced its decision to extend the suspension of athletics competition within the UK until at least June 30.
1457 – The UCI postponed plans to unveil a new calendar for the men’s and women’s WorldTours after Governments across Europe issued further guidance on the restrictions regarding massive sporting events.