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Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19

August 31, 2020 - 9:17 AM

A list of Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19:

OLYMPICS

— 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics postponed until 2021.

HOCKEY

— NHL suspends 2019-20 season, impacting seven Canadian teams in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. League also postponed combine (June 1-6 in Buffalo, N.Y.), awards (June 18 in Las Vegas) and draft (June 26-27 in Montreal). Post-season started Aug. 1 in Edmonton and Toronto.

— American Hockey League cancels finish of 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Belleville, Ont., Winnipeg and Laval, Que.

— ECHL cancels 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Brampton, Ont., and St. John's.

— The three Canadian Hockey League major-junior leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League — cancel rest of regular season, playoffs and Memorial Cup.

— World women's hockey championship March 31 to April 10 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., cancelled.

— Hockey Canada cancels all national championships for 2020.

— Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's U18 tournament Aug. 3-8 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., cancelled.

— 2021 Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament Feb. 10-21 cancelled.

SOCCER

— Major League Soccer suspends season, impacting teams in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Montreal further impacted by suspension of CONCACAF Champions League. Season resumed with MLS is Back Tournament in July and August near Orlando, Fla.

— Canadian Premier League puts a 14-day hold on pre-season training, starting March 13. Then postpones start of season, originally scheduled to start April 11. Impacts teams in Langford, B.C., Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa and Halifax. Season started with The Island Games tournament in Charlottetown in August.

— Canadian men's friendlies vs. Trinidad & Tobago March 27 and 31 in Langford, B.C., cancelled.

— Canadian women's friendly vs. Australia April 14 in Vancouver cancelled.

BASKETBALL

— NBA suspends season, impacting defending champion Toronto Raptors. Team's players, coaches and staff go into self-isolation following game in Utah where player tests positive for COVID-19. Season resumed in August with all teams near Orlando, Fla.

— National Basketball League of Canada suspends 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, N.B., St. John's, Kitchener, Ont., London, Ont., Sudbury, Ont., and Windsor, Ont.

— FIBA men's Olympic qualification tournament June 23-28 in Victoria suspended. New dates TBA.

— Canada Basketball cancels U15 and U17 national championships.

— Canadian Elite Basketball League suspends start of season until at least June. League held CEBL Summer Series tournament in July and August in St. Catharines, Ont.

BASEBALL

— Major League Baseball says its schedule will be suspended for at least eight weeks, starting March 16, impacting the Toronto Blue Jays. Season started in July. The Blue Jays are playing home games in Buffalo, N.Y., after the federal government quashed a plan for team to play at Rogers Centre.

— Baseball Canada cancels 11 national championship tournaments.

GOLF

— RBC Canadian Open, scheduled to start June 11 at St. George's in Toronto, cancelled.

— CP Women's Open, scheduled to start Sept. 3 in Vancouver, cancelled.

— Shaw Charity Classic PGA Tour Champions event, scheduled to start Aug. 28 in Calgary, cancelled.

TENNIS

— Rogers Cup women's tournament in Montreal and men's tournament in Toronto postponed until August 2021.

— Challenger events in Granby, Que., Repentigny, Que., Winnipeg and Saskatoon, as well as the Odlum Brown VanOpen in Vancouver, cancelled.

LACROSSE

— National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of 2020 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, Vancouver and Calgary.

— Senior A seasons in Ontario and British Columbia cancelled, as well as Mann Cup championship tournament.

RUGBY

— Betfred Super League suspends season, impacting Toronto Wolfpack.

— Major League Rugby cancels season, impacting Toronto Arrows.

TRIATHLON

— World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Aug. 17-23, cancelled.

— World Triathlon Series event in Montreal, Oct. 2-4, cancelled.

SWIMMING

— Canadian Olympic and Paralympic trials March 30-April 5 in Toronto postponed until 2021.

— Canadian Eastern and Western championships April 16-19 in Windsor, Ont., and Saskatoon cancelled.

FIGURE SKATING

— World figure skating championships March 16-22 in Montreal cancelled.

CURLING

— World women's curling championship March 14-22 in Prince George, B.C., cancelled.

— National mixed doubles and senior championship March 16-22 in Portage la Prairie, Man., national wheelchair championship April 25-30 in Boucherville, Que., and under-18 championships April 20-25 in Sudbury, Ont., cancelled.

— World mixed doubles and seniors championship April 18-25 in Kelowna, B.C., cancelled.

— Grand Slam of Curling's Players' Championship April 7-12 in Toronto, Champions Cup April 29-May 3 in Olds, Alta., Masters Oct. 20-25 in Sarnia, Ont., The Tour Challenge Nov. 3-8 in Grande Prairie, Alta., and The National Dec. 8-13 in Chestermere, Alta., cancelled.

AUTO RACING

— Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal June 12-14, cancelled.

— NASCAR Pinty's series in Trois-Rivieres, Que., Aug 7 to 9, suspended.

— Honda Indy July 10-12 in Toronto cancelled.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

— World Cup cross-country skiing March 20-22 in Canmore, Alta., cancelled.

— World Cup cross-country skiing March 13-15 in Quebec City cancelled

— Canadian cross-country ski championships March 25 to April 2 in Vernon, B.C., cancelled.

BIATHLON

— Canadian biathlon championships March 16-22 in Quebec City cancelled.

SPEEDSKATING

— Long-track Grand Prix March 14-15 and finale March 19-22 at Olympic Oval in Calgary cancelled.

— Long-track World Cup Dec. 11-13 at Olympic Oval in Calgary cancelled.

— Short-track World Cups Nov. 6-8 in Montreal, and Nov. 13-15 in Laval, Que., cancelled

FOOTBALL

— CFL season cancelled.

— Vanier Cup, Nov. 28 in a city yet to be announced, cancelled, along with play in three of four regional university leagues.

HORSE RACING

— $1-million Queen's Plate thoroughbred race at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto rescheduled from June 20 until Sept. 12

— Pespi North America Cup harness race at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton, Ont., rescheduled from June 27 to Aug. 28

— $1-million Pattison Canadian International postponed for a year.

CANOE/KAYAK

— Olympic and Paralympic trials April 16-19 in Gainesville, Ga., cancelled.

MULTI-SPORT

— Arctic Winter Games March 15-21 in Whitehorse cancelled.

— North American Indigenous Games July 12-18 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Aldershot and Millbrook, N.S., postponed.

ALPINE SKIING

— NorAm finals March 17-24 and Canadian championship at Panorama Mountain Resort, B.C., cancelled.

— World Cup events Nov. 25-Dec. 6 in Lake Louise, Alta., cancelled.

UNIVERSITY SPORTS

— U Sports cancelled Vanier Cup, as well as 2020 women's field hockey and rugby, cross-country running, men's and women's soccer championships on fall schedule. Cancelled men's and women's university hockey championships that had already started in Halifax and Charlottetown, respectively, on March 12. Cancelled national men's and women's volleyball championships March 13-15 at the University of Winnipeg and University of Calgary, respectively.

ESPORTS

— Toronto Defiant esports team Overwatch League homestand event April 18-19 cancelled.

VOLLEYBALL

— Men's Nations League matches involving Canada, Serbia, Australia and China scheduled for June 19-21 in Calgary postponed.

EQUESTRIAN

— Spruce Meadows (Calgary) cancels summer season and marquee Masters show-jumping event, Sept. 9-13.

— Royal Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 in Toronto cancelled.

TRACK AND FIELD

— Canadian Olympic and Paralympic trials June 25-28 postponed.

CYCLING

— Tour de Beauce international men's stage road race June 17-21 in Quebec postponed.

— UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event Aug, 21-23 in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que., cancelled.

— Grand Prix road races Sept. 11 in Quebec and Sept. 13 in Montreal cancelled.

RODEO

— Calgary Stampede July 3-12 cancelled.

ROWING

— Royal St. John's Regatta Aug. 5 cancelled.

— The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Aug. 2-9 in St. Catharines, Ont., cancelled.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2020.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2020
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