THE world is fighting to nullify the threat of coronavirus – and the sporting calendar has been ravaged in the process.
Having originated in Wuhan, China, governments are now taking extreme measures to halt the spread of the bug – and that includes bans on mass gatherings.
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Sporting events have therefore been shelved around the world, with more seemingly to follow.
What sporting events have been cancelled so far?
Formula One was among the first to react in sport, as it cancelled the Chinese Grand Prix – held in Shanghai – on February 12.
The race is not due until April 19, but with the virus continuing to spread, it was not in the interest of safety to retain it at that date.
FIA, the sport's governing body, are looking into holding it later in the year, but with a record-breaking 22-race calendar, that looks unlikely.
Lewis Hamilton has been one of the most outspoken critics of F1's response, saying 'cash is king' after chiefs dallied on whether to axe the Australian GP after a Mercedes crew member tested positive.
A decision was made shortly after to postpone the season opener in Melbourne, along with THREE other scheduled races.
Bahrain, the second race on the calendar, was already taking place behind closed doors but has now been axed entirely.
The inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix also won't take place.
Following that, the next race scheduled is the Dutch Grand Prix on May 3, which is currently slated to go ahead.
Following Coronavirus' spread to Italy, the Six Nations clash between the Azzurri and Ireland was been called off – a full ten days before it was due to be played.
It was meant to take place in Dublin, but with the outbreak affecting many Italian cities, the decision was made to cancel.
This is along with an under-20s game and women's international that were due to be played on the same day.
England's trip to Italy was also postponed with a new date yet to be arranged.
And all sporting events in Italy have now been cancelled with the country on lockdown.
Wales vs Scotland on Saturday, March 14 was on until the day before, when chiefs u-turned and cancelled the clash at the Principality Stadium.
Rugby League is holding firm for the time being, with Super League continuing as there are fears a long delay could potentially kill off clubs through a lack of income.