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4 January Covid-19 update: Sporting events (where not already postponed or cancelled) in England and Scotland are taking place behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, with both countries subject to a national lockdown.
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If one city can lay claim to being the No1 sporting destination on the planet it's London.
Home to iconic events such as the London Marathon, Wimbledon and Royal Ascot the capital also attracts a stream of international events each year such as the Cricket World Cup and World Para Swimming Championships which took place in 2019.
Coming up in 2021 a variety of Road to Tokyo qualifying events - that were postponed in 2020 - are due to take place in London featuring sports such as athletics, boxing and swimming. These are in the spring and early summer with a final decision is pending on whether spectators can attend.
* But that's only half the story with basketball, rugby, horse racing, netball, football, ice hockey, volleyball and cricket just some of the sports filling the seasonal calendar. Add to that a huge array of one-off and annual events featuring Olympic sports to niche sport but not as you've known it (anyone for drone racing or roller derby?) and locals and tourists alike are truly spoilt for spectator choice. (*Events in 2021 are subject to disruption due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic)
Home to a feast of local spectator sport Scotland also has a superb track record in hosting international events. It was Prince Imran of Malaysia - president of the Commonwealth Games Federation - who described the Glasgow 2014 as 'pure dead brilliant' and 'the best Games ever' cementing Scotland's reputation as a global destination for big sporting occasions.
Following the success of the 2018 European Championships and the 2019 Solheim Cup the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will take place across Scotland in 2023. In the meantime Glasgow is due to host a number of Uefa EURO 2020 matches this summer (tbc if spectators allowed) after the tournament was postponed last year and many more international events are expected to come to Scottish shores in 2022 and beyond. *Add to that a rich variety of sport taking cycling place all year round - from rugby to horse racing to Highland Games to athletics to golf to netball to speedway to football to boxing to shinty to much more (50+ sports at the last count!)- there is something for all tastes to enjoy. (*Events in 2021 are subject to disruption due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic)
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