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The day the turf stood still: looking back at sport’s sudden shutdown

Friday 13 March 2020 was a grim day for sport as events across the world were called off. Here’s how it felt then, and has done since, for those on the inside

On Friday 13 March 2020 as the Covid-19 crisis gripped, the sporting calendar collapsed. This is the story of that day, and what happened next, in the words of leading players and officials.

Formula One teams gathered in Melbourne for the opening grand prix of the season. On Thursday 12 March, a member of the McLaren team tested positive for Covid-19.

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