What next for sport and coronavirus?

The outbreak of coronavirus is already playing havoc with the sporting calendar as countries worldwide look to put in place provisions to prevent the spread of the viral infection, which has already killed more than 3,000 people from in excess of 86,000 positive cases.

Football, motorsports, rugby union and Olympic-qualifying events have already been heavily impacted, with authorities attempting to reduce the scale of the virus spreading by calling off large-attendance events.

Unfortunately that means that sport is directly in the firing line of coronavirus, with thousands regularly attending Premier League fixtures, Six Nations encounters and the start of the Formula One season at this time of year. But if the damage seems bad now, much worse could be to follow.

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