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Canadian sports events being impacted – The COVID-19 Coronavirus is undoubtedly impacting sports events and sports betting companies all around the world. This is due to it’s high infectivity and massive growth of the disease in such a short time. Sports industries from all over had to come up with solutions to avoid the spread in highly populated areas like stadiums and sports events.  Both Canadian domestic and international sporting events have also been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak so we made a list:

Canadian sports events being impacted

VOLLEYBALL

  • Men’s Nations League matches involving Canada, Serbia, Australia and China scheduled for June 19-21 in Calgary postponed.

ESPORTS

  • Toronto Defiant esports league team Overwatch League homestand event April 18-19 cancelled.

UNIVERSITY SPORTS

  • U Sports cancelled men’s and women’s university hockey championships that had already started in Halifax and Charlottetown, respectively, on March 12. Cancelled national men’s and women’s volleyball championships March 13-15 at the University of Winnipeg and University of Calgary, respectively.

ALPINE SKIING

  • NorAm finals March 17-24 and Canadian championship at Panorama Mountain Resort, B.C., cancelled.

CANOE/KAYAK

  • Olympic and Paralympic trials April 16-19 in Gainesville, cancelled.

FOOTBALL

  • CFL regional and national March combines in Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto cancelled.

SPEEDSKATING

  • Long-track speedskating Grand Prix March 14-15 and finale March 19-22 at Olympic Oval in Calgary cancelled.

BIATHLON

  • Canadian biathlon championship March 16-22 in Quebec City cancelled.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

  • World Cup cross-country skiing March 20-22 in Canmore, Alta., cancelled.
  • World Cup cross-country skiing March 13-15 in Quebec City cancelled
  • Canadian cross-country ski championship March 25 to April 2 in Vernon, B.C., cancelled.

CURLING

  • World women’s curling championship March 14-22 in Prince George, B.C., cancelled.
  • National mixed doubles and senior championship March 16-22 in Portage la Prairie, Man., and national wheelchair championship April 25-30 in Boucherville, Que., postponed.
  • World mixed doubles and seniors championship April 18-25 in Kelowna, B.C., cancelled.
  • Grand Slam of Curling’s Players’ Championship April 7-12 in Toronto and Champions Cup April 29-May 3 in Olds, Alta., cancelled.

FIGURE SKATING

  • World figure skating championships March 16-22 in Montreal cancelled.

SWIMMING

  • Canadian Olympic and Paralympic trials March 30-April 5 in Toronto cancelled.
  • Canadian Eastern and Western championships April 16-19 in Windsor, Ont., and Saskatoon cancelled.

RUGBY

  • Major League Rugby suspends season, impacting team in Toronto.

LACROSSE

  • National Lacrosse League suspends 2020 season, impacting five teams in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, Vancouver and Calgary.

BASEBALL

  • Major League Baseball cancels the rest of spring training and suspends the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, impacting the Toronto Blue Jays.

BASKETBALL

  • NBA suspends season, impacting defending champion Toronto Raptors. Team’s players, coaches and staff go into self-isolation following game in Utah where player tests positive for COVID-19.
  • National Basketball League of Canada suspends 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, N.B., St. John’s, Kitchener, Ont., London, Ont., Sudbury, Ont., and Windsor, Ont.

SOCCER

  • Major League Soccer suspends season for 30 days, impacting teams in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Montreal further impacted by suspension of CONCACAF Champions League.
  • Canadian Premier League puts a 14-day hold on pre-season training, starting March 13.
  • Canadian men’s friendlies vs. Trinidad & Tobago March 27 and 31 in Langford, B.C., cancelled.
  • Canadian women’s friendly vs. Australia April 14 in Vancouver cancelled.
  • Canada Soccer suspends all sanctioned soccer activity until further notice.

HOCKEY

  • Hockey Canada cancels all national championships until further notice.
  • NHL suspends 2019-20 season, impacting seven Canadian teams in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
  • ECHL suspends 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Brampton, Ont., and St. John’s.
  • The three Canadian Hockey League major-junior leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League — suspend play.
  • World women’s hockey championship March 31 to April 10 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., cancelled.
  • American Hockey League suspends 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Belleville, Ont., Winnipeg and Laval, Que.

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