Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19

The Canadian Press

A list of Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19:

— NHL suspends 2019-20 season impacting seven Canadian teams in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

— Major League Soccer suspends season for 30 days impacting teams in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Montreal further impacted by suspension of CONCACAF Champions League.

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— NBA suspends season impacting defending champion Toronto Raptors. Team's players, coaches and staff go into self-isolation following game in Utah where player tests positive for COVID-19.

— MLB cancels the rest of spring training and suspends the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, impacting the Toronto Blue Jays.

— NLL suspends 2020 season impacting five teams in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, Vancouver and Calgary.

— AHL suspends 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Belleville, Ont., Winnipeg and Laval, Que.

— The three Canadian Hockey League major-junior leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League — suspend play.

— Major League Rugby suspends season, impacting team in Toronto.

— World women's hockey championship March 31 to April 10 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., cancelled.

— World figure skating championships March 16-22 in Montreal cancelled.

— World women's curling championship in Prince George, B.C., cancelled.

— World Cup cross-country skiing March 20-22 in Canmore, Alta., cancelled.

— World Cup cross-country skiing March 13-15 in Quebec City remained on schedule but Canada withdrew its team.

— Hockey Canada cancels all national championships until further notice.

— Curling Canada postpones indefinitely national mixed doubles and senior championships March 16-22 in Portage la Prairie, Man., and national wheelchair championship April 25-30 in Boucherville, Que.

— Canadian cross-country ski championship March 25 to April 2 in Vernon, B.C., cancelled.

— Canadian biathlon championship March 16-22 in Quebec City cancelled.

— Long-track speedskating Grand Prix March 14-15 and finale March 19-22 at Olympic Oval in Calgary cancelled.

— CFL regional and national March combines in Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto cancelled.

— Arctic Winter Games March 15-21 in Whitehorse cancelled.

— Alpine ski NorAm finals March 17-24 and Canadian championship at Panorama Mountain Resort, B.C., cancelled.

— U Sports cancelled men's and women's university hockey championships that had already started in Halifax and Charlottetown respectively. Cancelled national men's and women's volleyball championships March 13-15 at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary respectively.

— Toronto Defiant esports team Overwatch League homestand event April 18-19 cancelled.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2020.

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