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The race—rescheduled for Aug. 23—is on an otherwise open weekend in the city’s summer event calendar, which could fill hotel rooms at a time they would otherwise have been empty.
The regular season isn’t set to begin until May 15, so the pandemic has not affected daily operations as much as other professional leagues. The WNBA, however, has been evaluating its schedule, with training camps slated to begin April 26.
Little League International has postponed this year’s planned opening of its Central Region headquarters, citing construction delays, not the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee said the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
USA Gymnastics President Li Li Leung said Monday that a majority of senior national team members indicated in an anonymous survey that they would prefer the games be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dick Pound of Canada, the longest-serving International Olympic Committee member, told USA Today “postponement has been decided,” but the IOC gave no indication Monday that a delay was certain.
The organization previously had said it was committed to launching the games as scheduled July 24—a stance that was facing mounting criticism.
The organization is the second American sports governing body in two days to urge Olympic officials to halt the games, which the International Olympic Committee has insisted will go on despite the global coronavirus pandemic.
John Neidig has spent 34 years in secondary education and athletic administration and has served as an IHSAA assistant commissioner since 2017.
The Kentucky Derby and its associated events attract hundreds of thousands of people to Louisville, with last year’s race drawing more than 150,000 at Churchill Downs.
Major League Baseball had already called off the rest of the spring training schedule and postponed opening day, which had been scheduled for March 26, for at least two weeks.
The IndyCar Series—and the city of Indianapolis—would take a devastating hit if the Indianapolis 500 was canceled this year. Officials are looking at contingency plans for holding the race this summer or fall if the fallout from the pandemic extends beyond May.
The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks.
The deal makes changes for the 2020 season and runs for 10 years after that, through the 2030 season. It brings some significant changes to the sport.
So March rolled on in Indianapolis, even as workers with bleach wipes disinfected the benches every halftime and between every game at the Big Ten tournament. Basketball in the age of the coronavirus.
There were four events on the series’ 2020 schedule before action was set to return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The decision comes one day after the Indianapolis-based NCAA said it would not allow fans to attend games in hopes of stopping the potential spread of the virus.