Coronavirus and Sports – level 1

18-03-2020 15:00

Coronavirus is spreading around the world. It affects many people and businesses. It affects sports, too.

Some athletes and coaches have the coronavirus. They are sick. Their teams cannot play. Some sports grounds and stadiums are closed. In England, the football league stops. In Italy, people cannot go to football matches. Officials interrupt the US national basketball league. Governments must stop the coronavirus. They cancel big meetings of people.

Coronavirus can affect the Tokyo Olympic Games, too. The Olympics start in summer 2020. The President of the Olympics group is hopeful. He thinks that the Olympics can take place. However, there can be some changes.

Difficult words: spread (to grow over a large area and to affect many people), coach (a person who trains an athlete or a team), interrupt (to stop something for some time).

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