I was chatting to a mate of mine last week who runs a sports website, and we were discussing the winners and losers in the sporting world, following the global lockdown which occurred after the CoVid-19 pandemic. Mack Prioleau has a great site which of course has gone through some challenging months, given that there has been little to no sport to watch. Regardless of this, there have been some winners and losers in the sporting world, who have dealt with what has been thrown at them incredibly well.
Everyone is trying to be on the right side of history at the moment and these are the sports which most certainly will be remembered for doing things right.
The UFC has been nothing short of exemplary during this pandemic and Dana White and his team have well and truly shown that they are a relentless organization which has the ability to overcome any obstacle in order to keep the show rolling. What is important to recognize here is that the UFC did not just make a decision to keep things going and to hell with the consequences, they have been a shining light for the way in which they have mass tested and kept their fighters and all of the staff safe during this time. The UFC have done things so well that many other sports leagues have been in touch with them to gain some tips.
Whilst it was very slow in shutting down, football has won back some fans thanks to the way in which it has gone about reopening things. It was always known of course that the sport would never open back up with fans, but quite early on it became apparent that leagues could certainly reopen under tight conditions and with heavy testing and regulations on the players. Football has resumed leagues across the world and in order to Meet with the requirements from the next season, they are packing in games wall to wall, which of course comes to the delight of so many fans.
Of all the sports that you would imagine could resume without any fears for an outbreak of the virus, golf is one which would be at the top of the list. When you consider the fact that golfers have no reason to be near each other, not to mention the fact that they play on a huge open air course, it seems a no brainier that things would continue. In the beginning however there many naysayers who believed that the sport shouldn’t have continued and that the PGA in particular should’ve waited until they got the green light from the authorities. Thankfully the golfing world saw sense and this is a sport which was rightly one of the first to come back to our TV screens.
These are the 3 sports which will have gained numerous extra fans thanks to their response to the CoVid pandemic.