Wimbledon cancels for virus; 1st time since World War II

The Championships scheduled to take place from June 29-July 12 have been cancelled this year due to the , the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said on Wednesday.

Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.

was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.

It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men's and women's college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship.

The last time Wimbledon was was 1945.

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