The coronavirus pandemic put sports on hold like no event ever has, and only recently have leagues started to emerge from the forced hibernation. Baseball is being played in Asia and might be on the verge of returning in the United States. NASCAR is back on the track. The PGA Tour’s return is around the corner. The NHL, NBA and MLS have been in discussions to return in various forms.
Although this is the most widespread disruption sports have endured, it’s not the first time they’ve been paused. Here’s a look at other events that have brought sports to a halt, from work stoppages to wars to earthquakes.