COVID-19 and Global Sport Events

Geoff Dickson, Michael Craw, Richard Ajiee, Melody Johnston, Sean Phelps

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The first chapter in the global and national sport events section, Chapter 31 analyses the impact of COVID-19 on international sport events that were staged or postponed in 2020. This includes the major golf tournaments, grand slam tennis events, the Tour de France, major city marathons and long-course triathlons. Other sport competitions and events considered in this chapter include horse racing and the mixed martial arts organisation, otherwise known as the UFC. Key issues and themes discussed in this chapter include bio-secure (bubble) environments established for athletes and officials, logistical and scheduling challenges and the extensive financial impacts that occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport and COVID-19
EditorsStephen Frawley, Nico Schulenkorf
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000631531
ISBN (Print)9781032009070
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


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