How sports habits will change after Coronavirus?
For the past few months Coronavirus was the news hero around the world. As it affected not only public health, society, or economy but also sports habits.
Now, as the world is trying to return to its normal life, sports games started to recover from a long period of no-games at all.
Games returning dates:
UFC — May 9
Bundesliga — May 16
NASCAR — May 17
IndyCar — June 6
MLS — June 8
Premier League — June 8
MLB Spring Training — June 10
PGA Tour — June 11
La Liga — June 12
NWSL — Late June
MLB Regular Season — July 1
Formula 1 — July 3
WTA Tour — July 13
ATP — June 8
LPGA Tour — July 16
European Tour — July 30
Kentucky Derby — September 5
NFL — September 10
French Open — September 20
The Masters — November
Euro 2020 — June 2021
Benefits of physical activities
Beside healthy foods, the sport was always known as the best measure to gain physical fitness and mental wellness.
To know more about the Covid-19, medical research showed people that practice sports have a strong immune system.
As we mentioned the advantage of sport to our health we have to be aware that there are continuous infection risks and concerns about “COVID-19.”
People should understand that social interaction increases the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2. And spreading the virus to family members and the community.
With Coronavirus pandemic, new rules established:
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Maintain social distance.
With such guidelines, sports rituals are going to change to respect health rules.
What are the top sports habits that may disappear?
The beautiful picture that we used to see for cute children holding hands of players will disappear!
Before the sports shutdown, in top football leagues, they abandoned Pre-match handshakes?
The NBA urged players to opt for the fist bump rather than the long-standing high-five.
I must admit that this is the hardy rule, how can be afar from each other in a group game?
Most countries’ authorities that have allowed football teams to go back to training have emphasized on individual sessions and social-distancing.
In South Korea, goal celebrations, and talks have all been banned under strict new safety guidelines. In England, tackles have already been banned in training.
Can you imagine your favorite sports player wearing a face mask during the game?
And not having the chance to see his face reactions?
At the moment, the face mask is the one thing worn. Spitting, coughing, or sneezing in public places are not allowed.
This might also apply to the pitch. Athletes/Sportsmen would have to limit their spitting.
Exchanging jerseys or towels:
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has broken the “La Liga” health protocol to avoid an outbreak of Coronavirus.
Messi replaced the shirt with a Real Mallorca player, after the end of the 28th round of the League. Which is in violation of the rules of the Spanish league protocol.
The health protocol of Lega makes recommendations on some points, but it prohibits the exchange of shirts after the game ends.
He said that all players should hand over the shirts to sports equipment officials, who put them in antiseptic bags.
Signing autographs to fans could also be a past sports habit. Basketball players are not going to sign fans’ items in a bid to stop close contact.
Each one of us is waiting for the date they will announce the end of Coronavirus, to return to our normal life.
But as we are praying for that, it’s obliged to respect all the safety rules.