A few months ago, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced that they had several plans in place to cope with Covid-19’s disruption. Now, there is “no plan B” in case they cannot be held in 2021, which might be contingent on finding a vaccine. Back in the day, not even war would stop the Olympic Games.
This possible scenario makes us remember that sometimes
mother nature will have the last word even if the world’s best talent, attitude and resources are put in place together. A reflection for the World at large.
Meanwhile, some sport is back. IndyCar Racing, and UK and Irish Horse Racing retook their activities. Formula 1, the NBA, New Zealand’s Super Rugby have announced their comeback. Other seasons, such as Formula W, have been called off.
Five things to know from last week
McGregor retires…For the third time. The former pound for pound #1 MMA fighter in the world previously retired in 2016 and 2019, claiming he has lost excitement for the sport. ESPN says he might not be retired
Fancy a museum’s plane ride?. Thomas Waerner won the coveted Iditarod Trail dogsled race in March 18th but only now made it home to Norway, with his 24 dogs. He had to use a historic museum airplane. See Alaska Public Media
Record viewership for golf. It was not a Tour meeting but rather a charity Pro-Am that has just set the cable TV record in golf viewership, with average of 5.8 million. Woods and Manning beat Mickelson and Brady. By CNN.
NBA and MLS move to Disney. An imminent announcement is expected about NBA’s and MLS’ plans to return to action from late June to early August. Miami Herald details
A “legendary” player retires at 23. League of Legends gamer, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao, announced his retirement from the sport, citing health issues. This should raise awareness of the side effects of the lifestyle of some of the world’s best. One Esports has the story
It took 9 months for the fans to see IndyCar back on track. Not much changed: Scott Dixon dominated the race at Texas Motor Speedway and has now tied A.J. Foyt’s record of winning a race in 18 different seasons.
Dixon is now chasing Mario Andretti’s IndyCar win record.
The US$2.6 Million Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo Racecourse expected Almond Eye (JPN) to win, but a young female called Gran Alegria (JPN) honored her Spanish name, which means “Great Joy” and pulled the upset in this Grade I race, ridden by Kenichi Ikeoze.
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