The impact of Covid-19 on world sport

Last update on: March 16, 2021

The impact of the Coronavirus on world sports is becoming more and more noticeable every day. If at first it was limited only to events in Southeast Asia, now the Coronavirus is reshaping the competitive calendar, regardless of sports.

So, for example, the League canceled the final tournament of the European football championship 2020. The competition was supposed to be held in Northern Ireland on October 20, but the Union of European football associations canceled the European championship for players under the age of 19 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Since the 2019/20 European championship was a qualifying tournament for the under-20 World Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Indonesia in 2021, it was decided to allocate five places for the European teams that occupy the top five positions in the ranking of the coefficients of the qualifying round in the 2019/20 season.

Thus, teams from England, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal will compete at the 2021 World Cup. The European youth championship is held every year. The current champion of the tournament is the Spanish team.

In turn, the NBA club Toronto was also affected by the Coronavirus and may temporarily move to the United States.

This is due to strict restrictions related to the pandemic in Canada, which the US authorities closed entry to the country.

According to the latest information provided by representatives of the «Toronto» edition of the portal 1xbet, the team considers the KFC Yum Arena as an alternative home venue! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. A final decision on this issue has not yet been made. It will be discussed at the next NBA conference call.

Figure skating is also not left out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The stage of the Grand Prix series in figure skating in France has been canceled. The competition was scheduled to take place from November 13 to 15 in Grenoble, but the international skating Union (ISU) announced the cancellation of the Grand Prix series in France in figure skating. This is reported by the ISU press service on 1xbet.

By the way, the epidemiological situation in France is quite serious. On October 14, French President Emmanuel macron announced the introduction of a curfew in many cities of France, including in Grenoble, in connection with which the French ice sports Federation (FFSG) decided to cancel the stage.

We can only wait for the end of the pandemic and a decisive victory over the virus to enjoy the games of our favorite teams again and place bets in 1xbet.