Fortune at the service
Cristiano Ronaldo put his fortune at the service of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. As Covid-19 continues to gain ground around the world, athletes from all walks of life are mobilizing to fight the spread of the disease or to help those affected directly or indirectly
Cristiano Ronaldo will put his fortune at the service of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. As Covid-19 continues to gain ground worldwide, athletes from all walks of life are mobilizing to fight the spread of the disease or even come to the aid of people affected directly or indirectly by this tragic health crisis. This is particularly the case for the striker of Juventus Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo. Five-time Ballon d’Or to transform hotels owned by Portugal into hospitals, Spanish newspaper reports. The former Madrilenian has reportedly promised that accommodation and services offered inside hospitals will be free. In addition, the 35-year-old attacker would fully pay the medical staff as well as all of the employees.
Currently confined to his native island of Madeira where he was placed in quarantine as a precaution after one of his teammates at Juve, Daniele Rugani, was declared positive for the coronavirus “CR7” took the opportunity to express himself on social networks, calling on his fans to respect the instructions of the health authorities. A strong message which was therefore followed by action.
Third NBA player tests positive
Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the situation stated to media on Saturday night.
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the sensitive nature of the situation.
This brings the number of NBA players who tested positive to three, including Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. Wood is the first non-Jazz player to test positive, widening the potential scope of the outbreak. The Pistons played the Jazz at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on March 7.
It is not known how Wood contracted the virus, but the Pistons have played the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers since playing the Jazz.
NCAA had, spent rainy-day fund
The cancellation of the NCAA’s Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments is likely to wreak financial havoc on colleges and universities that depend on the millions of dollars in revenue the games bring in.
It turns out the NCAA did have the foresight to begin planning for an unknown catastrophic event that would threaten its biggest and most lucrative event.
By 2014, the association had accumulated a nearly $400 million cushion as a hedge against a massive loss of revenue from the tournament.
Then, at the direction of its governing board of college presidents, the NCAA distributed that money to schools to help them with increasing costs and spent it on their behalf in other ways, including a $208.7 million legal settlement.
“The NCAA will be fine,” said Barbara Osborne, a sports administration professor at the University of North Carolina. “But all schools will be having huge belt tightening because of this.”
PCB bans crowd in PSL season 5
Global pandemic hampers the global economy and every aspect of life and sports as well, Paksitan Cricket board and Government of Sindh bans cricket lovers in the stadium for watching match in mega event named PSL. Pakistan Super League organized every year and this was the fifth season PSL 5. 9 foreign players from different nations leave PSL due to spread the pandemic virus disease and depart from first available flights. Players namely Carlos Brathwaite, Rilee Rossow, Tom Banton, Liam Dawson, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Tymal Mills and James Vince leaves their respective teams and back to there countries due to schedule cancellation of the flights.
Despite Global pandemic COVID-19 fears, Olympic torch lit ceremony in Greece
In an unusually quiet ceremony shadowed by the coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee lit the torch for the upcoming 2020 Summer Games on Thursday, noting that “the world is facing challenges that are also impacting sport.”
The traditional ceremony took place before the Temple of Hera ruins in ancient Olympia, where an actress playing the role of a pagan priestess used a concave mirror to focus the sun’s rays on a torch.
Unlike past years, spectators were not allowed and only a select number of officials attended.
Still, Olympic leaders used the opportunity to reiterate their confidence in staging the Tokyo Games despite widespread cancellations throughout much of sport.
“We remain absolutely in line with our Japanese hosts in our commitment to delivering safe Olympic Games in July this year,” the IOC said in a statement.
The flame will now become part of week-long festivities in Greece. It will be handed over to Tokyo organizers next week and be transported to Japan. The torch relay will begin March 26, covering all 47 of the nation’s prefectures over the course of 121 days.
IOC officials said they continue to consult with the World Health Organization. The opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Games is scheduled for July 24.