30 Apr 2009

Sport feeling effects of spine flu outbreak

7:28 am on 30 April 2009

The global spread of swine flu is starting to have an impact on a number of sports, including motor racing, soccer and golf.

Next month's final round of the A1 GP motorsport series, scheduled for Mexico City, has been cancelled, a number of golfers have withdrawn from a Mexican event which is part of the Canadian Tour, and the remainder of football's CONCACAF under-17 championship being played in Tijuana has been cancelled.

And China's all-conquering diving team has withdrawn from the FINA Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale next month, which means there'll be no final tune-up for divers ahead of July's world championships in Rome.