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Round-Up: Swiss prosecutors’ Platini probe, fans back in South Korea, Nike layoffs, and more

Swiss federal prosecutors are targeting former European football head Michel Platini in a widening of their probe into a CHF2m ($2.1m/€2.92m) payment arranged by former Fifa president Sepp Blatter, the Office of the Attorney General said – CNA

This year’s Diamond League athletics meetings in Paris and Eugene have been cancelled due to Covid-19. The organisers also confirmed the meeting at Gateshead in England, which was scheduled for August 16, has been postponed – Reuters

South Korea will allow spectators to attend sports events as early as this week, on condition that strict measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are taken within venues. Sports leagues are expected to sell about 30 per cent of their stadium capacity in the beginning, and then gradually increase that number – The Korean Herald

Pakistan’s cricket team heads for its tour of England without 10 players who tested positive for Covid-19 at least once this week, the country’s cricket board said Saturday – Times of India

Nike is laying off staff. CEO John Donahoe said the layoffs will occur in phases, starting in July. The announcement came shortly after Nike reported a net loss of $790m (€704m) in the fourth quarter, partly the result of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on stores across North America – Business Insider

The Olympic Council of Asia and the Global Esports Federation have agreed a partnership to “maximize the potential of esports” in Asia – esportsinsider

The Football Association of Indonesia has selected six of the 10 sports stadiums in which it plans to host matches during the 2021 Fifa U-20 World Cup. In September or October, Fifa delegates will visit Indonesia to inspect the stadiums – Xinhua

The J-League resumed action at the weekend with nine second division (J2) games and seven (J3) matches, all played without spectators. The top-division matches are set to resume on July 4 and the league plans a gradual return of spectators to stadiums, starting with a J2 match on July 10 – Yomiuri Shimbun

Following a week that has seen four positive Covid-19 tests, including two players, the PGA Tour is updating its testing protocols. The Tour will now not allow any player, caddie or anyone else to enter the onsite ‘bubble‘ at tournaments without testing negative for Covid-19. Players Denny McCarthy, Nick Watney and Cameron Champ have tested positive, while on Saturday Jason Day played on his own after a requesting a Covid-19 test – Golf.com