Without a planet, there can not be humans, or facilities; let alone sport. It is straightforward. But humanity is not doing enough to protect our global commons. En route, sport as we know it can be a thing of the past.
The Rapid Transition Alliance released the “Playing Against the Clock” report by David Goldblatt. He details how within three decades, half of previous Winter Olympic hosts will be unsuitable for winter sport, how golf courses like St. Andrews are unlikely to live by the end of the century and stadiums for clubs such as Cardiff City and Hull City will be entirely under water.
Sport contributes heavily to global warming but Sportspedia believes that sport can also become a source of positive example and harness its power to move people to save this planet. If sport leaders really love sport, they must make their sport carbon neutral, as the report calls for.
Five things to know from last week
Baseball is back, in a different way. Major League Baseball has finally agreed with the players and it is coming back. Some points to consider(TVA Sports)include that both leagues will have designated hitter, extra innings will include default runners, and pitchers must face at least three batters before being relieved. SI talks about the rosters.
Horse Racing World. Way to Paris (GBR) has had an impressive comeback. As a seven-year-old that went winless in 17 races from May 2017 to July 2019, he is in his best shape and won France’s Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1), ridden by P C Boudot (FRA). In Japan, Chrono Genesis (JAP) won the All-Star Takarazuka Kinen (G1T), ridden by Yuichi Kitamura (JAP). UPI has the coverage from around the world.
GLOBAL PODIUM OF THE WEEK
Gold: James Baldwin
(England, Sim Racing)
James Baldwin, also known as the “World’s Faster Gamer”, proved why that nickname is valid by becoming the “Champion of Champions” at the “Race of Champions”, on its 2020 Virtual Edition, featuring some of the world’s best drivers and simracers.
Baldwin defended his 2019 eROC title by beating Nils Naujoks (GER) and then went on to beat World Rallycross Champion, Timmy Hansen (SWE), who had won the drivers’ division after beating NASCAR Mexico Champion, Rubén García Jr (MEX).
Baldwin also went on to win the Nations’ Cup with Romain Grosjean (FRA) by beating Team Sweden, with the two last Rallycross World Champions Hansen and Johan Kristoffersson, in a rally car simulating the Off-Road Gran Canaria track.
Formula 1 is back with the Austrian Grand Prix, first of two races at the Red Bull Ring.
Indianapolis will receive both the IndyCar Series and NASCAR during the same weekend for the first time. The NASCAR Xfinity Series and IndyCar will utilize the road course on 4th of July while NASCAR Cup will utilize the oval, the day after.
The original Derby, the Epsom Derby (G1), will be held this Saturday. So will the Oaks (G1). On Sunday Sandown will have the Eclipse Stakes, to make it three Grade 1 races in England on the same weekend.
France will be holding the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane at Chantilly, where they have been held since 1843 and 1836. Two of the most prestigious in Europe.
“I am a human being and your passion is also my passion but right now the most important thing is that we do not have these kind of public gatherings…We owe it to the most vulnerable in our community, to the health workers who have given so much and whom we have applauded and to the police and local authorities who help us…”
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