Fans will be missing from the stands when Formula One returns to Manama, Bahrain on March 22 [Reuters]

The outbreak of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 3,800 people and spread to at least 100 countries, has also affected sporting events across the world.

COVID-19, as the disease is officially known, has infected more than 110,000 people globally.


Governments are scrambling to stop the spread of the virus, advising against public gatherings. In several countries, people have been advised against shaking hands to minimise risks of contamination.

Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, has cancelled all sporting events until at least April 3and the government has put the country in lockdown as it battles the virus.

In North America, Major League

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