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Quarantine rules pose problems for F1, Champions League and Tests

Silverstone organisers still hope to save British Grand PrixCricket and Champions League may also be affectedFor 70 years it has been a fixture in the sporting summer, with motor racing legends such as Stirling Moss, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton all…

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Quarantine rules pose problems for F1, Champions League and Tests

Silverstone organisers still hope to save British Grand PrixCricket and Champions League may also be affectedFor 70 years it has been a fixture in the sporting summer, with motor racing legends such as Stirling Moss, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton all…

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Quarantine rules pose problems for F1, Champions League and Tests

Silverstone organisers still hope to save British Grand PrixCricket and Champions League may also be affectedFor 70 years it has been a fixture in the sporting summer, with motor racing legends such as Stirling Moss, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton all…

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British sport faces devastating £700m black hole from Covid-19 pandemic

MPs told of huge impact on football, rugby and cricketECB warns of £380m loss; RFU £107m; EFL £200mThe devastating financial effect of coronavirus on British sport was laid bare on Tuesday with the Football League, the Rugby Football Union and the Engl…

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British sport faces devastating £700m black hole from Covid-19 pandemic

MPs told of huge impact on football, rugby and cricketECB warns of £380m loss; RFU £107m; EFL £200mThe devastating financial effect of coronavirus on British sport was laid bare on Tuesday with the Football League, the Rugby Football Union and the Engl…

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Olympic postponement inevitable but finding right way to do it caused delay | Sean Ingle

Shinzo Abe hinted at a decision in mid-March but Japan seemed reluctant to lose face by rescheduling the Tokyo GamesIt sounds preposterous in hindsight, especially now the Tokyo Olympics has joined the ranks of the sporting postponements, but barely a …

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Olympic postponement inevitable but finding right way to do it caused delay | Sean Ingle

Shinzo Abe hinted at a decision in mid-March but Japan seemed reluctant to lose face by rescheduling the Tokyo GamesIt sounds preposterous in hindsight, especially now the Tokyo Olympics has joined the ranks of the sporting postponements, but barely a …

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Athletes across globe call for Olympic postponement as countries pull out

IOC under pressure to call off Tokyo Games this weekBOA expected to join calls for delay until 2021Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThe International Olympic Committee is facing almost irresistible pressure to postpone the Tok…

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Tokyo Olympics should be postponed, says UK Athletics chairman

Nic Coward is most senior British figure to call for delay Says athletes under ‘intense pressure’ as facilities close down Coronavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe chairman of UK Athletics, the sport’s national governing body, h…

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Euro 2020 becomes biggest sporting event postponed due to coronavirus

Uefa hope decision to reset tournament for 2021 will enable domestic seasons to be completed this summer, while speculation continues over viability of Tokyo OlympicsCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageIt was billed as a glorious…

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Premier League to play on as normal as other top European leagues shut down

Games postponed or moved behind closed doors abroadPremier League says it will keep liaising with the governmentThe Premier League has declared it will be business as usual for top-flight football this weekend – even though it increasingly appears an o…

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Amnesty says migrant workers still being exploited in Qatar

Amnesty investigated three Qatari companies1,620 workers submitted complaints after wages stoppedThousands of migrant workers in Qatar are still being exploited despite repeated promises to improve workers’ rights in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup, …

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Steve Smith’s Test concussion reignites debate about safety

Brain injury charity Headway says batsman should not have returned to pitch after being hitThe fallout from the sight of the great Australian batsman Steve Smith being felled by a 92.4 mph bouncer, which led to him being withdrawn on Sunday from the se…

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PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi in spotlight over Pastore transfer

Leaked documents link Qatari official to request to pay agentQuestions about midfielder’s €40m move from Palermo in 2011Nasser al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, appears to have sought payments for an agent which could have violated tra…

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IAAF agent ‘asked Qatari royal’ for $5m in bid for sporting events

Emails suggest aide to the crown prince received request from Papa Massata Diack, who is wanted on corruption chargesLeaked emails appear to link a member of the Qatari royal family to a deal that is being investigated as part of a inquiry into alleged…

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Not just cricket: India and Pakistan prepare to renew rivalry at World Cup

• ‘Electric’ atmosphere anticipated at Old Trafford on Sunday• Some 800,000 fans applied for 26,000-capacity matchIt is a match that – on the surface at least – is just one of 48 at this rain-splattered Cricket World Cup. But when India and Pakistan fa…

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London Marathon 2019 breaks world records and £1bn funds raised

Organisers say race was ‘most special in event’s history’ as record number of runners startLondon Marathon organisers were hailing a series of records – including the highest number of women finishers in history – as they confirmed that money raised fo…