What sporting events have been affected since the Queen’s death?

Sporting events have been canceled since the Queen’s death, with more expected to take place as the period of national mourning begins.

Decisions on further calendar delays should be made after considering the official bereavement guidelines issued by the Cabinet Office.

However, it is understood that the organizers of sporting events will decide how to proceed and postponements will not be mandatory.

A meeting between the governing bodies of sports and government representatives is scheduled for this morning.

Here, the PA news agency reviews the games and events affected by the news.


Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford and West Ham’s Europa League conference clash at the London Stadium on Thursday night featured pre-match tributes.

The Football League of Northern Ireland has announced that Friday evening’s Cliftonville-Glentoran and Larne-Dungano games have been postponed.

The FA also confirmed that Burnley v Norwich on Friday night and the second leg of the league game between Tranmere and Stockport have been postponed, with no decision yet to be made on Saturday’s games.

The Scottish Professional Football League has announced that Friday night’s Championship match between Dundee and Cove Rangers has been cancelled.

Death match

Friday’s men’s match between England and South Africa at The Oval, along with all scheduled games in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, will not take place.

Northampton have announced the postponement of their Premiership Rugby Cup match against Saracens, scheduled for Thursday night.

The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all domestic competitions this weekend as a mark of respect, and Sunday’s women’s international summer test between Scotland and Spain has also been called off.

rugby league

Friday’s Betfred Championship game between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams has been postponed by the RFL, but the first Super League play-off between Catalans Dragons and Leeds will be played in Perpignan, France. Further announcements about the weekend’s fixtures at all levels should be made “as soon as possible”, the regulator said.


Play at the BMW PGA Championship has been suspended for one day and there will be no play on Friday.

Formula 1:

Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix will go ahead as planned, with a minute’s silence scheduled before Friday’s practice and another expected before the race.

Horse racing

Races at Southwell and Chelmsford were called off on Thursday night. The British Equestrian Authority also announced that Friday’s fixtures, including the third day of the St Leger at Doncaster, had also been cancelled.


The Great North Run, the world’s longest half marathon, is scheduled for Sunday. Organizers canceled its sister 5k event on Friday, with the main race scheduled for Friday.


The Friday leg of the Tour of Britain was immediately canceled and later on Thursday night, the remainder of the tour, which was due to finish in the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was canceled entirely.

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