April 14 — Tour de France to be postponed The biggest event in the cycling calendar, the Tour de France, is set to be postponed after organizers gave up on the original June 27 start date, according to DPA. The staging of the Tour, one of the last major international sporting events not to have been cancelled due to coronavirus, was rendered impossible after French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that restrictions on public events would continue until the middle of July. — ‘Ghost games’ possibly until fall of 2021 The German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina, recommended on Easter Monday that Germany could begin to reduce coronavirus restrictions. But its president, Gerauld Haug, has told public broadcaster ARD that football supporters will likely have to wait a lot longer before they can return to stadiums. “It will take months, it could even take one and a half years,” said Haug when asked how long football matches would have to remain behind closed doors, a timeline which would stretch until the latter part of 2021. The 52-year-old insisted that the coronavirus pandemic will only truly be over “once a vaccine is available” and that stadium visits before then would “not be wise.”… Read full this story
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