2 minute read
14 Mar 2020
9:00 am

Sport is getting its priorities right

The temporary halting of events is a small sacrifice in the bid to help fight this pandemic from spreading further.

Spectators leave following the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 13, 2020. - The season-opening Australian Grand Prix was cancelled just hours before the action was due to start over fears about the spread of coronavirus after a McLaren team member tested positive. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

It was only a matter of time before the coronavirus made an impact on sporting events. After going about their business for months since the first case was reported, this week has seen a drastic change in how the sporting fraternity will deal with the pandemic. It’s been a crazy 48 hours for the sporting world, with events being cancelled left, right and centre. Mention a global sport, and the chances are that it’s either been put on hold temporarily or indefinitely. The death toll – more than 5,000 late yesterday – prompted various sporting codes to act quickly. Many...