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Strict quarantine awaits world's top tennis stars in Australia

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BigYenJan. 13  03:03 pm JST

starpunk:

Same in the UK. My soccer team just lost an FA Cup tie to a much lower-ranked team because they were forced to play a youth team against them, reason being no senior players available due to positive coronavirus tests. They weren't the only ones forced to do that, either. Cancel the competition on health grounds? Not likely. All in the name of the mighty Quid.

It makes everything lop-sided. We have need to use our heads - CoVid is nothing to fool with. When everyone gets vaccinated (or enough of us do) then we can resume sports and entertainment on a gradually building basis again. Spain is proposing that everyone who attends an event shows a certification of vaccination before coming in. That would be a slow but steady way to start things up again.

As it is now, even though my college football team lost due to our best players being sick, then there victory parties held for the opposing college (who never beat my team before) and that means the partygoers were all together in violation of 'distancing' rules and a lockdown that is hardly enforced iat all n any city in the USA.

So the Million Dollar Question IS: who wins here? The Answer: NOBODY.

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starpunk:

Same in the UK. My soccer team just lost an FA Cup tie to a much lower-ranked team because they were forced to play a youth team against them, reason being no senior players available due to positive coronavirus tests. They weren't the only ones forced to do that, either. Cancel the competition on health grounds? Not likely. All in the name of the mighty Quid.

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BigYenToday  07:47 am JST

I really wish they weren't doing this. The risks seem far too high, with players, coaches and officials coming in from some of the worst-affected Covid-19 countries in the world. Given that the Grand Prix in Melbourne scheduled for March 18 has now been postponed to November, it's hard to see any justification for going ahead with the tennis.

sports in America are continuing on in the same way - pro and college. Star players get sick, they can't play. Teams are not at their very best. Games result in ways that shouldn't. All in the name of the Almighty Dollar.

Disgusting, it benefits no one in the long run.

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” the toll on organisers is heavy ?? “, what about the environment? 80 charters for 1270 people means 16 on average to a plane.

Very consistent too. No F1 but tennis goes ahead? Of course different organisations but still ?

Quarantaining in different cities ? Ridiculous increase of risk.

The athletes should also be a bit less self-centred for once and not play

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... meanwhile, Australians overseas trying to get home are stranded and bumped off flights. Great priorities Morrison.

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I really wish they weren't doing this. The risks seem far too high, with players, coaches and officials coming in from some of the worst-affected Covid-19 countries in the world. Given that the Grand Prix in Melbourne scheduled for March 18 has now been postponed to November, it's hard to see any justification for going ahead with the tennis.

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