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Athletics: The Boston Marathon is also canceled in September

9:27 pm: The Boston marathon is canceled for the first time. Initially, the race was postponed over 42 kilometers from April to September, but due to the persistent problems due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the organization is also abandoning it.

The marathon, one of the majors in these disciplines, has been held since 1897. In recent years, there have usually been 30,000 participants at the start and half a million visitors along the line.

The organization has announced that it will hold a virtual competition.

Football: Football stadiums in Russia with a limited number of fans

9:09 pm: The Russian football clubs may soon use 10 percent of the capacity of the stadium when the competition resumes. The authorities are therefore somewhat more flexible in the fight against the new coronavirus than almost all other countries, where no fans are admitted at all yet.

The intention is to be able to play again from June 21 in the country, where the clubs have now resumed training. If things go in the right direction with the number of infections in Russia, more spectators may be admitted during the season.

For the time being, regulations in Russia are just as strict as in other countries. For example, the footballers are regularly tested for the virus, which has already led to the necessary positive cases.

Football: Willem II does not extend Lewis’s contract

7:33 pm; Willem II will not extend the expiring contract with Fernando Lewis. The defender therefore leaves after three seasons at the premier league club from Tilburg. Lewis played 64 games for the Tricolores.

In August 2017, Lewis made his debut as a basic player with Willem II. He had recently arrived transfer-free from AZ.

General: France extends ban on sporting events until June 21

6.18 pm: In any case, no major sports events may be held in France until 21 June. That is what Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.

Earlier, France was the first of the ‘major’ football countries in Europe to no longer resume the season in Ligue 1 and to declare Paris Saint-Germain the champion. In the country, major sporting events are planned for later in the year, such as the Tour de France in cycling and Roland Garros in tennis.

Football: European Championship qualification Lionesses in September further

3.59 pm: The Dutch football players know the dates on which they have to take action this year in the qualifying series for the European Football Championship. Provided the corona crisis allows, the team of national coach Sarina Wiegman will play against Russia on September 18. That game was scheduled before that date.

In April, the Netherlands should have played against Kosovo and Estonia, but those duels were not played due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Now the home game against Estonia is scheduled for October 23, four days later the Orange will visit Kosovo. The qualifying round ends with the home game against Kosovo on 1 December.

The European Championship in England has been moved by one year to the summer of 2022 because of the shifts in the sports calendar. The Orange, defending champion and the number 2 of the World Cup in 2019, can hardly miss out on participation. The Orange is the leader in group A with eighteen points from six games.

Football: Van den Berg leaves Valencia

3:15 pm: Football player Mandy van den Berg leaves the Spanish club Valencia. The former captain of Orange played with Valencia for almost 2.5 years. “It’s time, time to go, time for something new,” says 29-year-old Westland.

Van den Berg moved to Spain in early 2018, after a failed adventure with the English club Reading. A few months earlier she had said goodbye to Orange. Van den Berg, who played 90 international matches, decided to no longer make herself available to the national team after she lost her starting place during the European Championship in her home country. The defender is now open to a return, but national coach Sarina Wiegman does not need her. She was missing at the World Cup last year, where the Orange reached the final.

Van den Berg previously played for ADO The Hague and Liverpool, among others.

Athletics: Former athletics boss Diack in court on June 8

2:22 pm: The trial of former IAAF President Lamine Diack will start on June 8 in Paris. The 86-year-old Senegalese was president of the International Athletics Federation from 1999 to 2015. He is on trial for fraud and money laundering. The trial was due to begin earlier in January, but was then delayed after Senegal unexpectedly released new research results.

Those results had already been requested by the investigating judge in Paris in 2016, but the officials in Dakar had never responded before. This included an interrogation of Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack who had fled to Senegal since the investigation began, and who never answered the questions of justice.

Justice in France spent four years investigating payments in excess of EUR 3 million that Diack would have received to cover up positive doping tests, especially for Russian athletes. His son, who also worked for the IAAF, is a co-suspect. Also, as a member of the International Olympic Committee, Diack is said to have taken money to vote for Tokyo as a venue for the 2020 Games, now 2021.

Football: After ex-PSV Farfan four more infections at Lokomotiv Moscow

2:08 pm: Russian football club Lokomotiv Moscow has reported four new coronavirus infections. These are the players Dmitri Barinov, Anton Kotsjenkov, Timur Soeleimanov and Roman Brengarev. They show no symptoms and are in home quarantine, the club from the Russian capital reports.

The diagnosis follows an earlier positive test result from former PSV player Jefferson Farfan, who did not play for Lokomotiv this season due to a knee injury. The other players traveled to a training camp outside Moscow on Thursday to prepare for the rest of the season. The Russian league is scheduled to continue on June 21. Lokomotiv is second after 22 rounds, 9 points behind leader Zenit.

Football: Atlético with concerns on the way to resuming La Liga

11:20 am For Atlético Madrid, the preparation for the resumption of the Spanish football league is not going smoothly. After the club saw Portuguese star player João Félix drop out with a knee injury on Monday, Ángel Correa now has to undergo an MRI scan after he had to go to the side during a training session.

The club from the Spanish capital speaks of a muscle injury to the leg and does not report how long Correa has been out. Atlético Madrid desperately needs both attackers when, on the resumption of the Spanish league, it hunts for a place that entitles them to participate in the Champions League.

Football: Australia will resume competition in July

11:19 am The Australian football league is resumed. The intention is that the players of the eleven A-League clubs will start training again next month. The competition should then resume in mid-July.

The A-League was shut down at the end of March, after several games had already been postponed due to the corona virus. Gertjan Verbeek, the Dutch trainer of Adelaide United, submitted his contract in April because of all the uncertainty about a possible continuation of the competition. Adelaide United is in seventh place in the A-League. There is a fear that clubs will disappear if the competition is not completed, because they will miss out on TV revenues.


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