2020 IS PROVING TO BE A YEAR OF CHALLENGES AND CHANGES TO THE WAY WE LIVE, WORK AND PLAY

With the pandemic affecting us all across the globe, we are having to adapt to different ways of living and working. And this is no different in the world of sport.

On the negative side, fans are either restricted or can’t attend games. The athletes are being tested on a regular basis to see if they have the virus or not and with so many games cancelled during the lockdown, media companies didn’t have any live sporting events/games to broadcast, which in turn had a financial knock-on effect to the rights holders.

We don’t yet know when a vaccine will be ready but I am pretty sure sport will go through a ‘start-stop’ season for the next period of time with many restrictions applied by the Health experts in terms of whether a live event will happen and the restrictions applied on fans attendance.

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About Geoff Wilson

Geoff runs his own Sports Consultancy, working with clients such as FIFA, UEFA, AFC and FIBA across the world. He is also on the board of Tourism Northern Ireland. You can follow Geoff on twitter @geoffwnjwilson connect on Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/geoffwnjwilson

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