OPINION – No booze and no live sport, no problem!

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OPINION – No booze and no live sport, no problem!

The Olympic flame sits on display after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, 25 March 2020. The Olympic Games was originally scheduled to open on 24 July 2020 but has been postpone due to the risk posed by the coronavirus outbreak. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

If you’d told me at the start of this year that alcohol and live sport were two elements of life I would have to do without for large parts of 2020, I may have well have told you to get your head read, before disowning you as a friend for having the temerity to suggest such an apocalyptic notion in my presence.

Fast forward to April and here we are, in a world devoid of sport, deprived of the ultimate distraction from life’s general monotony and despair, at a time when the world, frankly, needs some distracting, with a contagious pandemic sweeping the globe. Alcohol, too, is off the books in South Africa, unless you hoarded up before the lockdown commenced. I, like a fool, decided that this would be an opportune time to drop my alcohol intake, and deliberately only bought two bottles of wine on my way home from work on the last day before the shutters came down. At...


 

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