Coronavirus pandemic and sports have turned out to be a lethal combination. All over the world, various kinds of sporting events, big and small, are being cancelled.
One of the latest to cancel is the Ivy League. Fall sports 2020 have been cancelled by the Ivy League and this includes the cancellation of the cross country sporting events.
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports columnist, Tweeted:
”The Ivy League is cancelling all fall sports. Winter sports (including hockey and basketball) won’t begin until after Jan. 1 which could cause some widespread issues.”
Sports amidst Coronavirus has even hit the London Marathon! The London Marathon was postponed to October. But now, this event will only be held for a few elite athletes. Others who want to run the London Marathon, will have to do so remotely, if they so desire.
“So they have just cancelled the London Marathon. Obviously the 0.00205% chance of dying from Coronavirus as a fit and healthy runner has far outstripped the need for the £67million that goes to charity.”
NHL, NBA, MLS and MLB, declared that they would restrict access to their locker rooms and clubhouses. This is as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic global spread and the number of people who are dying with each passing day.
Hardly a week old, the MLB season has started to cancel games, as many players tested positive for Coronavirus. Amongst these cancelations, is the long awaited “Field of Dreams” game.
With regards to American College Football, David Benedict, Director of Athletics, University of Connecticut Department of Athletics (UConn Huskies), declared:
“After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes, we’ve decided that we will not compete on the gridiron this season. The safety challenges created by COVID-19 place our football student-athletes at an unacceptable level of risk.”
For sure, the impact of sports amidst Coronavirus is global – and devastating!