The Future of Sports

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By Giovanna Pontes, Sports Writer

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Countless if not all mainstream sport events have either been cancelled or postponed. 

 

Obviously, these drastic changes have largely impacted other aspects like the public, media, and future championships to come. 

 

A principal difference will be the salary of professional athletes. UK government’s health secretary, Matt Hancock stated he believes “that everybody needs to play their part in this national effort and that means Premier League footballers too.”

 

“Given the sacrifices that many people are making including some of my colleagues in the NHS who have made the ultimate sacrifice of going into work and have caught the disease and have sadly died, I think the first thing that Premier League footballers can do is make a contribution, take a pay cut and play their part.”

 

The obvious reason for these drastic pay cuts is in order to repay the debt accumulated by postponed tournaments. 

 

Other efforts have also been done to raise funds, including reducing the number of staff members. 

 

Since there are no scores and results to decide who participates in the following competitions, The Rugby Football Union (RFU) said the second-tier Championship table would be decided by a “best playing record formula.” 

 

John Probst, Nascar’s senior vice president of racing innovation, has confirmed that the long awaited debut of its Next Gen car will be delayed until 2022.

“The decision was made in collaboration with the OEMs and team owners. We will continue to develop the Next Gen car, and a revised testing timeline will be shared when more information is available,” Probst said.

Despite the bad outcomes of this new virus, these news show that it will also allow for innovation in the sports field.