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How the coronavirus is impacting sport

As the world scrambles to get to grips with the coronavirus outbreak, global sporting events are taking a hit.

There are now more than 88,000 confirmed cases of the virus around the world and the death toll is over 3,000 — the majority of which are from mainland China.

The World Health Organization is preparing for a potential pandemic, so it seems the list of sports affected by the virus will grow.

There are fears Tokyo 2020 may be impacted but organizers insist preparations are going ahead as planned.

Here is a list of the major sporting events so far hit by the coronavirus.

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Football

Athletics

Basketball

Golf

Cycling

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Badminton

Showjumping

Esports

Boxing

Winter Sports

Motorsports

Hockey

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Rugby

Table tennis

Tennis

Baseball

CNN