NOLIGHTS: International sport is dark this week and for weeks to come; an IF-by-IF survey

An almost-empty arena in Barcelona, Spain (Photo: Staffan Cedarborg via Flicker)

Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world:

As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold worldwide, competition has ceased. Here is a listing of the current status of each sport with events on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program:

● AQUATICS ● FINA has postponed or canceled events essentially through the end of April. A COVID-19 Task Force will review new dates not earlier than 20 April.

● ARCHERY ● International competition suspended until 30 April.

● ATHLETICS ● Wanda Diamond League events suspended through 16 May.

● BADMINTON ● BWF World Tour events suspended through 26 April.

● BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ● The WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier for March has been postponed; no other events are scheduled until June.

● BASKETBALL ● All FIBA competitions suspended indefinitely as of 13 March.

● BOXING ● Olympic qualifying tournaments suspended.

● CANOEING ● All ICF and international competitions suspended through 31 May.

● CYCLING ● UCI had suspended competitions in all disciplines until at least 3 April.

● EQUESTRIAN ● FEI requests cancellation of all events through 10 April.

● FENCING ● FIE suspends all competitions through 12 April.

● FOOTBALL ● FIFA does not have any of its own tournaments coming in the near future; individual countries and confederations are making their own decisions. CONCACAF has suspended its tournaments through 10 May.

● GOLF ● The PGA Tour has suspended or canceled events through 21 May. The LPGA Tour has postponed or canceled tournaments until 14 May.

● GYMNASTICS ● The FIG calendar shows events canceled or postponed through 1 May, with a full schedule not currently shown until June.

● HANDBALL ● The IHF has suspended its Olympic qualifying tournaments until sometime in June.

● HOCKEY ● The FIH Pro League for men and women has matches postponed through 20 May.

● JUDO ● The IJF World Tour events are canceled through 7 May.

● KARATE ● The WKF has canceled all tournaments through 7 May; the Olympic qualifying tournament for 8-10 May in Paris (FRA) is still scheduled.

● MODERN PENTATHLON ● The UIPM World Cup schedule has been postponed until 1 May.

● ROWING ● World Rowing has canceled or postponed events through 31 May.

● RUGBY ● The remaining Sevens Series events for men and women, scheduled to be held in May, have been postponed.

● SAILING ● The forthcoming World Sailing World Cup in Genoa (ITA) from 11-19 April was postponed, as was the 470 class World Championships from 13-21 March in Palma de Mallorca (ESP).

● SHOOTING ● The Olympic test event in Tokyo in April was canceled. The ISSF World Cup schedule has been postponed until at least 5 May in New Delhi (IND).

● SKATEBOARDING ● With regard to Skateboarding – slated to make its Olympic debut in Tokyo – World Skate has canceled or postponed events through 21 April, with one event still shown as scheduled for 22-26 April. The SLS World Championships for 19-24 May is still on (for now).

● SPORT CLIMBING ● The IFSC has canceled or postponed its tournaments through 22 May.

● SURFING ● The International Surfing Association shows the World Surfing Games in El Salvador from 9-17 May as still scheduled, but nothing between now and then.

● TABLE TENNIS ● The ITTF has postponed events until at least 5 May.

● TAEKWONDO ● All events have been postponed or canceled through the end of April.

● TENNIS ● The ATP and WTA tournament calendars have been stopped through 8 June.

● TRIATHLON ● The ITU has suspended all competitions through the end of April.

● VOLLEYBALL ● The FIVB pushed the Volleyball Nations League into the fall, and has canceled or postponed its Beach Volleyball World Tour through the end of May.

● WEIGHTLIFTING ● All IWF events have been postponed through the end of May.

● WRESTLING ● Competitions are canceled or postponed through the end of April.

In addition to these summer-sport federations, the International Ice Hockey Federation has canceled its men’s World Championships, slated for 8-24 May in Switzerland and its other 2020 championship events. World Curling has canceled all of its 2020 championships, including the men’s and women’s World Championships.

Olympic sport is, for now, dark.

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