When will sports come back? Return of Premier League, Formula 1 and Champions League
When will Premier League and EFL resume? When will F1 start again? What dates are scheduled for the return of sport?
Last Updated: 28/05/20 2:47pm
When will sports start again? Here is the latest information on when fans can anticipate the return football, F1, boxing, cricket and more…
Top-level sport in England could restart behind closed doors from June 1. Premier League clubs have been training in small groups and have voted for a return to contact training, in another significant step towards the resumption of matches "when safe to do so", potentially in June.
The Championship is still intent on completing the season when possible, and their decision will remain linked to what the Premier League decides to do.
League One clubs are yet to decide on how to finish the season, but League Two clubs have voted to end their seasons early, pending approval from the EFL and FA.
National League clubs have voted in favour of ending the 2019/20 at its current point and cancelling all remaining fixtures.
The Women's Super League and Women's Championship seasons have been ended with immediate effect.
In Scotland, the league season has ended, but the SFA remains committed to completing the Scottish Cup.
UEFA is considering proposals which would see the Champions League final being played on August 29 with the Europa League final three days earlier on August 26.
The Bundesliga resumed on Saturday, May 16 with a full programme of fixtures behind closed doors.
Serie A clubs have voted to resume the season on June 13, pending approval from the Italian government.
La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes a derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will mark the return of the Spanish top flight on June 11.
Portugal's government says the Primeira Liga will be allowed to resume on May 30, but current seasons for the Eredivisie in the Netherlands and Ligue 1 in France will not resume.
Euro 2020 has been postponed and is now due to start on June 11, 2021.
Formula 1 is targeting the Austrian GP on July 5 to start the 2020 season - with extensive safety measures in place.
The Red Bull Ring would run its event behind closed doors with all personnel attending tested for coronavirus every two days.
F1 plans to hold two races in consecutive weekends in Austria before heading to Silverstone in the UK for a potential second double-header.
Once the season is underway, F1 plans to stage further races in Europe before heading for Eurasia, Asia and the Americas. The season would end in the Middle East in December with races in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
F1 has not raced since the final round of the 2019 season, in Abu Dhabi on December 1, and the first 10 scheduled 2020 events have been cancelled or postponed. Six days of winter testing were held in Barcelona in February but the planned season-opener in Australia was subsequently cancelled.
The British Boxing Board of Control is 'hopeful' the sport will return in July, but the governing body has warned restrictions could be enforced in this country.
Boxing has been suspended since March by the BBBofC, who have sought government advice about its resumption, and suggested that only limited numbers of people will initially be allowed to attend shows.
A maximum of five fights will be staged on each bill, which will be reviewed by the board, and there will be a pre-tournament medical form, COVID-19 testing and pre-tournament quarantine.
Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn has revealed Dillian Whyte's heavyweight fight against Alexander Povetkin is likely to be staged behind closed doors.
He said: "I don't know how we're going to do it yet. But we have to come back with a bang. Whyte vs Povetkin, along with Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano, is a fight that I believe we will see at the end of July or early-August."
The ECB has extended the suspension of all professional cricket until at least July 1.
England men's Test series against West Indies and England women's T20I and ODI matches against India will look to be rearranged for before September this year. West Indies are "increasingly confident" that behind-closed-doors Tests can take place in bio-secure environments in England in July.
No domestic cricket will be played before August 1, but the ambition remains to host domestic men's and women's cricket across England and Wales later this summer.
The Hundred's inaugural season has been put back a year with a new launch date due to take place in the summer of 2021.
The PGA Tour has announced plans for tournament golf to return from June 11, with the first four events of the season's resumption played behind closed doors.
The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Texas has been confirmed as the first tournament back, scheduled to take place from June 11-14.
Three of the year's four majors have been rescheduled with the PGA Championship moved to August 6-9, the US Open set for September 17-20 and The Masters scheduled for November 12-15.
The Open has been cancelled, but the Ryder Cup remains set to go ahead from September 25-27 at Whistling Straights.
The European Tour will return from July 22. The British Masters will be the first of six consecutive tournaments staged in the UK.
The LPGA Tour is targeting a mid-July return with the earliest return date now the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational from July 15-18. The Mediterranean Ladies Open in Spain in mid-July is still expected to be the first event back on the Ladies European Tour.
Premiership Rugby still hopes to complete the entire 2019/20 season, but the season is now unlikely to be able to restart until August.
Plans are being drawn up for players to return to clubs for training in June with games played behind closed doors in bio-secure environments.
World Rugby has postponed all of July's international matches. The Six Nations Championship also needs to be completed after it was suspended in March with one round of matches left on the fixture list.
New Zealand's Super Rugby clubs will play a mini-tournament behind closed doors from June 13.
Super League clubs hope to resume their season in August and have set an ambitious target of playing in front of fans again as soon as October. Three plans have now been drafted with a Grand Final in November, December or January.
However, in Australia, NRL will resume play on May 28, live on Sky Sports, with the Grand Final set for October 25.
The Lawn Tennis Association have confirmed they hope to stage a series of new British Tour events for professional players over consecutive weeks between July 3 and July 26., subject to government confirmation.
The ATP and WTA tours are suspended until July 31, but ATP Tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi is refusing to give up on some professional tennis being played in 2020.
Wimbledon has been cancelled and the French Open has been moved from May to September.
The US Open is due to take place in New York from August 31 to September 14 with a decision on the event scheduled to be taken in June.
The schedule for the 2020 season has been released with the opening game, between Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, scheduled for September 10.
However, Commissioner Roger Goodell said: "We will be prepared to make adjustments as necessary."
Super Bowl LV is currently set to be played on Sunday February 7, 2021.
The NBA announced on Saturday that it is in discussions with The Walt Disney Company about a late-July restart at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.
The newly-launched PDC Home Tour is ongoing, offering live darts to fans via the Sky Sports app every evening as the world's top players compete from home.
However, ranking events and traditional professional matches are effectively on hold until July at the earliest after the PDC confirmed all of May and June's events have been called off.
The Premier League is scheduled to resume on July 30 in Birmingham. A decision on when July's World Matchplay will be played will be made by June 5.
The Vitality Netball Superleague 2020 season has been cancelled.
Australia's Super Netball competition was due to start on May 2 but has been suspended until at least June 30.
Netball New Zealand has confirmed that the ANZ Premiership is set to resume on June 19.
The British Horseracing Authority is aiming to start the sport on June 1, subject to Government approval. Monday's meeting at Newcastle will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Racing with the 2000 and 1000 Guineas scheduled to be run on June 6 and 7.
Ascot will try to stage this year's Royal meeting behind closed doors from June 16-20 and the Derby and Oaks scheduled for July 4, with the Eclipse moved back a day to July 5.
Racing returned in France on May 11 with events being shown live on Sky Sports.
GAA president John Horan has stated it is difficult to see Gaelic games action returning while social distancing is still encouraged on the island of Ireland.
The dates of the 2020 championship are still unclear, with the GAA indicating there will be no intercounty matches before October.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been rescheduled to start on July 23, 2021 and run until August 8, while the Paralympic Games will now take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
The 2021 World Athletics Championships have been rescheduled for July 14-24 in 2022, narrowly avoiding a clash with the Commonwealth Games which will start on July 27, 2022.
This year's London Marathon has been moved to October 4, but the European Athletics Championships in Paris have been cancelled.
The Tour de France has been pushed back to August 29 as part of a revamped cycling schedule. It will be followed by the World Championships in Switzerland, the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
The World Snooker Championship has been rescheduled to run from July 31 to August 16 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
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