COVID-19 and sports

COVID-19 and sports

As we already know, this terrible pandemic has a lot of consequences. In addition to the problems on the health and life of human beings, the effects on the world economy are very serious. Thus, the measures taken by governments have caused cancellations of trips and events of all kinds. Because of this, it was inevitable that sports were going to be affected.

For sports lovers, this 2020 was going to be a very important year as numerous international competitions were scheduled. Unfortunately, all of them had to be postponed to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Among these, we can mention the Champions League, the Copa America, the Eurocopa, World cup qualifiers regarding soccer. Formula 1 postponed the Australian Grand Prix, the Vietnam Grand Prix, the Chinese Grand Prix, the Brahin Grand Prix, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Spanish Grand Prix, the Dutch Grand Prix, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and the Canadian Grand Prix. The NBA suspended the basketball season. For tennis tournaments, Roland Garros was postponed until the end of September. Golf tournaments, marathons, cycling competitions, and motorcycle Grand Prix were also canceled. That without forgetting the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that will take place in 2021.

In summary, it seems that this is not a good year for sports, not only because of these important cancellations but also because of the health of many athletes who have been affected by the spread of this virus. Among them are two Juventus players: Paulo Dybala and Daniele Rugani. Including other players and coaches such as Mikel Arteta of Arsenal, the Galatasaray Coach Fatih Terim, the Technical Director of the Flamingo Jorge Jesus, the sports director of AC Milan Daniel Maldini, the Mexican athlete Mariana Arceo, the cyclists Fernando Gaviria, basketball players like Rudy Robert and Donovan Mitchell, as well as Many Sampdoria players. One can only hope for them to recover quickly.

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