The Indianapolis 500 motor race, which started in 1911, could not be held in 1917–18 and 1941–45 due to World War Indianapolis race to be held in the US this time on May 24, which was postponed until August.
Dainik Bhaskar Mar 27, 2020, 10:29 AM IST Sports Desk. All the sports tournaments till April have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus that has engulfed almost all the countries of the world. The Tokyo Olympics in July-August have also been postponed for a year. Now for the first time in the history of 109 years, the Indianapolis 500 motor race of America has also been postponed. The race was to be held on May 24, which will now take place in August. Due to the ever increasing corona, now 59 tournaments of 17 games to be held in May, June and July are also under threat.
The Indianapolis Motor Race was first held in 1911. Since then, the tournament was not held in 1917 and 1918 during the First World War. After this, it was canceled between 1941 and 1945 due to the Second World War. This is the first time it has been postponed.
America has the highest number of 82,179 infected, 150 deaths so far, all 195 countries of the world are vulnerable to coronavirus. More than 5 lakh 32 thousand people are infected. 24 thousand 87 people have died. At the same time, more than one lakh 23 thousand patients have also been cured. Coronavirus cases are increasing in the US. There are 150 lives in a day and about 14 thousand new cases have been reported. Till late Thursday night, 1,177 people have died here. The number of infected here has been 82,179. This figure is more than China. There are 81,285 infected in China.
So far other big tournaments have been postponed or canceled.