Everything You Need To Know About Sports In Pandemic
After the World Health Organisation recommended and suggested people stay away from each other due to the fear of the covid-19 Pandemic getting spread to a larger population, all major world activities including elections, concerts, trade, country to country transportation as well important sports events including the Olympic games, International football, and cricket tournaments and Domestic matches got canceled.
Talking about the sports culture, though it is considered not only to be a healthy but also an entertaining activity, it was still stopped for safety reasons. With people having a fear of getting infected with the virus and sports personalities coming on, the risk of suffering the disease closing down all the stadiums and canceling the tournaments was the only option left with governments.
List of popular players who were tested positive with covid-19
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)
Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
Malachi Flynn (Toronto Raptors)
Irfan Pathan (India)
Saif Hassan (Bangladesh)
Haris Rauf (Pakistan)
Sports and the World Economy
To be precise, March 12 in 2020 proved to be the worst year of every sports fanatics’ life. As on this day, all the sports tournaments around the world were declared to be stopped officially and by law. Adam Silver, the Commissioner of the national basketball association, made a statement saying that their revenue has dropped to zero because of the worldwide spread of the Pandemic.
Moreover, sports being an industry that generates more than a hundred billion of revenue every year, the amount of loss that it has faced till now and will face in the coming year is undoubtedly going to be disastrous. The closing down of stadiums has not just left the athletes, cricketers, footballers, and players jobless. Still, it also cast a great impact on the organizers and others involved in the arrangement of these tournaments.
Sports-related Jobs lost due to covid-19.
According to a news story by ESPN, approximately 3 million jobs worldwide were lost during the Pandemic.
- Athletic Trainers
- Sports Competitors and Athletes
- Gaming Dealers
- Coaches and Scouts
- Fitness Trainers
- Aerobics Instructors
- Best Statisticians
- Recreational Technicians
- Entertainment Attendants
Sports experts have predicted that if the condition does not get better by June 2021, sports are at risk of losing at least 12.3 billion dollars shortly. The world economy may again drop to dangerous levels with countries GDP, that is, Gross Domestic Product observing A great downfall.
What to do now if you’re a sports lover?
In conclusion, by looking at the world’s current condition, there are certainly little to no chances of viewers being allowed again in the stadium to watch their favorite Sports. Therefore, what to do if you are a great fan of sports?
Here are a few options that you can consider:
- Watching sports-related movies
- Playing virtual video games related to your favorite sport.
- Indulging and online live streams of your tournament and meeting new people having similar interests.
All in all, there are many things that you can do for the love of Sports simply by sitting at home and keeping yourself safe while simultaneously following your passion in different ways.