It’s far from hidden that cases of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, are increasing every day. The virus originated in China and has infected over 100,000 people. Over 3000 have died worldwide, however, most of those also had underlying illnesses. The virus is impacting several walks of life, mainly travel to other countries. But the coronavirus has also had a massive impact on sports across the world.
Many countries have restricted freedom of movement because of the virus. As a result, they’ve canceled or postponed international events. So today, we’re going to take a look at how the coronavirus has and could impact sports in different ways. From the threat to the Olympics to the effect on individual athletes, it’s a bit of a nightmare. Check out the list below.
20. NFL Draft
The NFL hasn’t been as affected by the coronavirus as much as other sports because the season hasn’t started yet. But the league is still keeping a close eye on what’s going on around the world. There were fears that this could affect the upcoming draft in Las Vegas this April, but that doesn’t seem likely right now.
Although Nevada hasn’t had a coronavirus outbreak at the time of writing, officials say it’s merely a matter of time. The draft will attract 750,000 people over the course of three days. Despite this, the event will go on as planned. However, international scouting events could be affected by the pandemic.