The Latest: Wales Rally GB called off amid pandemic

first_imgThe Latest: Wales Rally GB called off amid pandemic The rally was scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It was to be the penultimate event of the season.It’s the seventh WRC race to be postponed or canceled.Organizers say the uncertainty over large gatherings and international travel prompted the decision to cancel the Wales Rally GB for the first time since 1967.___The mayor of Madrid says there are discussions for the Spanish capital to host the Champions League final this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. José Luis Martínez-Almeida says the city would be prepared to host the final for the second straight year. He did not elaborate on the negotiations in his interview with 13tv.A UEFA executive committee meeting on June 17 is expected to decide the new location for the final in August. It was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.The country hosting the final is also expected to stage the quarterfinals and semifinals.German city Frankfurt and Portuguese capital Lisbon are also likely contenders to host the final.Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic but has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Wales Rally GB has become the latest race in the world rally championship to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. June 9, 2020 Associated Press Madrid hosted last year’s final when Liverpool beat Tottenham.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more