Poor air quality in Melbourne is threatening to seriously impact the 2020 Australian Open. Organisers were forced to delay the start of the competitions qualifying tournament earlier in the week and practices were suspended after smoke from the country’s bushfires was blown over Melbourne Park and the surrounding areas. Players who have been forced to compete in qualifiers have already complained about the poor air quality and as such, the competition organisers will have decisions to be made about when play in the main tournament will commence. This isn’t the only time strange weather conditions have affected sporting events though and we’ve looked back at a few of the others. We aren’t talking your usual rain stops play at Lords or Wimbledon though, we are looking at the extraordinary times when Mother Nature has caused havoc on sports.