Many sporting events worldwide have either been cancelled, postponed or played behind closed door due to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 disease, which originally broke out in China, has infected more than 614,000 people and caused over 28,000 deaths.
F1’s first seven races of the 2020 season have been postponed, while several rugby competitions have also been suspended.
Europe’s top football leagues have put on hold, with Euro 2020 has been pushed back a year to help domestic seasons come to a conclusion this summer.
In the United States, NBA, MLS and NHL seasons have been suspended, while the summer Olympics in Toyko have been postponed until next year.
Here, Express Sport has rounded up a list of sportspeople who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Serhat Guler: On March 25, the Turkish Boxing Federation said the boxer tested positive for the coronavirus following an Olympic qualifying competition in London.
Ottawa Senators: An unidentified player has tested positive for the coronavirus, making it the first confirmed case in the NHL.
Marco Sportiello: The Atalanta goalkeeper tested positive for coronavirus on March 24.
Deportivo Alaves: The La Liga club confirmed on March 18 a total of 15 cases of the coronavirus, including three first-team players and seven members of the coaching staff.
Blaise Matuidi: On March 17, it was announced the Juventus and France midfielder had tested positive for the COVID-19.
Daniele Rugani: The Juventus defender was the first Serie A player to contract the virus.
Mikel Arteta: On March 12, the Arsenal boss became the first Premier League manager to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: On the same day, Chelsea winger announced he had also tested positive for COVID-19.
Paulo Dybala: The Juventus and Argentina forward revealed his diagnosis on March 21.
Rudy Gobert: The NBA Utah Jazz basketball star triggered criticism after he was seen carelessly touching microphones and voice recorders at a media event on March 9 after he was diagnosed with the virus.
Donovan Mitchell: Another NBA Utah Jazz player also tested positive for COVID-19 days later on March 12.
Christian Wood: The Detroit Pistons forward is “under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation” since testing positive, the NBA team said on March 15.
Brooklyn Nets: Four players on the NBA team tested positive for the coronavirus on March 17.
Jason Collins: On March 24 former NBA star Collins, who played 13 seasons, including seven years with the Brooklyn Nets, tested positive for COVID-19.
Fernando Gaviria: The Colombian cyclist said on March 12 that he contracted the virus while racing during an event in the United Arab Emirates
Dmitry Strakhov: The second cyclist at the UAE Tour to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on the same day.
Sampdoria: Five squad members from the Serie A club have tested positive, plus the team’s doctor.
Dusan Vlahovic: The Fiorentina striker has also tested positive for the coronavirus.
Marcus Smart: The Boston Celtics guard tested positive on March 19.
Marouane Fellaini: The former Manchester United midfielder player, currently with Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng, has contracted COVID-19.
Published at Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:48:00 +0000