05/28 04:31 CDT The Latest: F1's Dutch GP canceled
The Latest: F1's Dutch GP canceled
By The Associated Press
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the
The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this
Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year
in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them
The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed.
Race director Jan Lammers says "we would like to celebrate this moment, the
return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the
The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the
Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.
Another six remain postponed.
F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season,
starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.
The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one
week before the start of the league's next season.
Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will
take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium.
Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was
awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the
current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
All sporting competitions in Belgium have been suspended until July 31. The new
season is set to start on Aug. 7.
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