Coronavirus and Sports – level 3

18-03-2020 15:00

Rudy Gobert is the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus. He admits being careless, and he has apologized for his behavior.

However, the NBA is not the only sport affected by the coronavirus. Italian football matches are being played behind closed doors, and this restriction will last for 30 days.

The coach of the biggest English football team, Arsenal, has tested positive for the coronavirus, which forced the club to close its training facility. The English Premier League football season has been suspended, as governments crack down on large public gatherings.

There is a growing list of worldwide sporting cancellations, and question marks remain over the 2020 Summer Olympics. The President of the Tokyo 2020 committee said that they were not thinking of changing plans. However, they are considering other possibilities for the 2020 Olympics.

Difficult words:  behind closed doors (without the public), suspend (to temporarily stop something from happening), crack down (to take strong action to stop something).

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