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Photo: AFP The Olympic women’s basketball qualifying tournament on Monday was moved out of China whereas cycling’s Tour of Hainan was cancelled following the coronavirus epidemic that engulfed the country. That follows the announcements on Sunday that women’s Olympic football qualifiers and Fed Cup tennis were being shifted out of China while an indoor athletics event was scrapped. The four-team basketball tournament, scheduled for February 6-9 in Foshan in Guangdong province in southern China, has been moved to Belgrade. The Serbian capital is already hosting another the of four women’s Olympic qualifying competitions taking place on the same dates. Announcing the move, the International Basketball Federation said it was "placing as main priority the safety of the participating players and team delegation members." China was to host Great Britain, Spain and South Korea for a tournament to decide three places at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Serbia, the United States, […]

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