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Fears for animal welfare as first Australian state bans horse and dog racing amid coronavirus crisis | Sport

Tasmania has banned horse and greyhound racing “effective immediately” in the latest wave of shutdowns intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus, while the racing industry in other states is quietly trying to make arrangements to house thousands of furloughed racehorses should the ban become national. Tasmanian premier Peter …

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Australian horse racing and harness racing to continue despite coronavirus scare | World news

Horse racing and harness racing will resume after a coronavirus scare, with the industry saying they will continue operating unless explicitly prohibited by health advice. Racing, including greyhound racing, is one of the last organised sports still operating in Australia after shutdown rules – including the banning of mass gatherings, …

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Australian sport braces for widespread cuts as financial crisis hits | Sport

The huge financial cost of the coronavirus outbreak is being felt in the major football codes as Australian sport braces itself to feel the full impact of the pandemic. With the cancellation of the A-League on Tuesday, all professional sport in Australia is now on hold, with all top-level competitions …

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A-League postponed as Australian sport grinds to a halt due to Covid-19 | Football

The A-League season has been postponed, bringing all top-level sport in Australia to a halt as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Football Federation Australia announced on Tuesday morning the competition would be put on hold for the foreseeable future with the “heartbreaking” decision to be reviewed on 22 April. …

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Australian athletes told to prepare for Olympic Games in 2021 | Sport

The Australian Olympic Committee has conceded the Covid-19 pandemic will ensure the Tokyo Olympics is delayed, telling athletes to prepare for a Games in the northern summer of 2021. The AOC executive board held an emergency round of teleconference talks on Monday morning and agreed a team could not be …

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Australian rugby heads for world of pain as financial impact of coronavirus is felt | Bret Harris | Sport

Australian rugby was already sickly before the coronavirus swept the world, but after Sanzaar suspended the Super Rugby competition for the “foreseeable future”, the game in Australia will be on life support if the pandemic does not end soon. Australian rugby has been placed on the brink of bankruptcy. Unlike …

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Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix cancelled amid coronavirus fears | Sport

Confusion engulfed the season-opening Australian Grand Prix hours before the cars were due on track before the race was eventually cancelled amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus. “Following the confirmation that a member of the McLaren Racing Team has tested positive for Covid-19 and the team’s decision to …

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Australian Nurse Treats, Survives His Own Heart Attack

News Picture: Australian Nurse Treats, Survives His Own Heart Attack

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A nurse stationed on Australia’s isolated far west coast experienced chest pain and dizziness — signs of heart attack — but he was almost a hundred miles from the next nearest medical facility. So he pushed past the pain …

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Australian Grand Prix: three F1 team members placed in isolation over coronavirus fears | Sport

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Three Formula One team members have been placed into isolation amid concerns they may have contracted the coronavirus, as the decision to go ahead with the Australian Grand Prix comes under renewed fire. One member from McLaren and two from the Haas teams were evaluated at the circuit’s isolation unit, …

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No certainty yet over Australian GP as new coronavirus travel measures introduced | Sport

Enhanced screening measures for visitors travelling from Italy to Australia, rather than an outright travel ban, have been introduced amid fears the Formula One season opener, scheduled to take place in Melbourne next week, would be cancelled or postponed. Primer minister Scott Morrison confirmed the extra measures travellers from Italy …

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