When Are Sports Coming Back From the Coronavirus Pandemic? – The New York Times

When Are Sports Coming Back From the Coronavirus Pandemic? – The New York Times

The German Bundesliga was on track to be the first major league to return. Players in the top two divisions returned to practice and the league’s chief executive said he hoped to be playing by sometime in May.

The major event of the summer, Euro 2020, scheduled at multiple sites beginning in June, was postponed by a year. As a result, the women’s event, set for England in 2021, was pushed to 2022.

The men’s World Cup is to be played next in 2022. Qualifying events in some parts of the world have already been postponed.

The N.H.L. suspended its season on May 12 with each team having played about 70 games of the 82-game regular season.

The world championship, scheduled for May in Switzerland, was canceled.

The PGA Tour halted its events after the first round of the Player’s Championship on March 15. The British Open in July was canceled, and the other three majors were rescheduled: The P.G.A. will begin on Aug. 6, the United States Open on Sept. 17 and the Masters on Nov. 12.

The L.P.G.A., which had planned several early tournaments in Asia, where the pandemic began, canceled its events beginning in February.

The Ryder Cup is still set for September in Wisconsin. A few minor league tours in the United States were proceeding.

NASCAR held its last race on March 8. The IndyCar series did not start at all, and the Indianapolis 500 has been moved from its traditional Memorial Day weekend date to August. The Formula One season also did not start, and races have been postponed or canceled on a rolling basis.

After canceling three cards, the Ultimate Fighting Championship pushed to have a card of 12 fights on April 18, shifting its U.F.C. 249 event from Brooklyn to a tribal casino near Fresno, Calif. But its bouts were postponed on Thursday night by request of its broadcast partner, ESPN, and ESPN’s parent company, Disney.

Dana White, the U.F.C. president, said that he hoped to have fights regularly and that some future bouts might take place on an unidentified private island.

The Boston Marathon was postponed to Sept. 14. and the London Marathon to Oct. 4 from their original April dates.

The Kentucky Derby was postponed from its classic first Saturday in May date to the first Saturday in September. The Preakness, normally held two weeks later, was postponed. The Belmont, normally the third leg of the Triple Crown, is still scheduled for June 6.

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