The Latest: 2 Diamond League track meets canceled
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Diamond League track meets in France and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers say the Sept. 6 event in Paris and the Prefontaine meet on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Oregon, cannot be held because of the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel.
A meet in Gateshead, England, has been postponed from Aug. 16 to a possible date in mid-September.
The next possible Diamond League meet is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Monaco.
This year’s Fed Cup finals have been rescheduled for 2021 because of “challenges” related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Tennis Federation says the women’s team competition will take place April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.
The 2020 event was originally scheduled for April but was postponed because of the pandemic. Officials had hoped to squeeze the competition in this year.
The ITF says there are “significant logistical and regulatory challenges” to holding “an indoor mass gathering” at the Laszlo Arena. The tennis body says “guaranteeing the health and safety of all involved will not be feasible.”
The Fed Cup finals feature 12 national teams competing in a new format.
Tennis great Goran Ivanisevic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The former Wimbledon champion coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia.
Djokovic and three other players have also tested positive for the virus after playing in the events. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki are the others.
Ivanisevic won the Wimbledon title in 2001. He says he twice tested negative for the virus over the past 10 days but has now tested positive.
Ivanisevic says “I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones.”
The Croat says he has no symptoms but will self-isolate.
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