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Friday, March 12, 2021
When is the Time to Pull the Plug on Sports?

Ever since the COVID-19 virus forced Thousands of Bermudians into hibernation, there has been a national pause on public gatherings not seen since the 1977 Riots.

And just like the rest of the world shaken by the events over the last year, many of today’s Bermudians have looked to sports as an escape from the chaos surrounding them, but even that once-reliable outlet has been compromised by the devastating effects of the pandemic.

In the weeks, months, and years since the mass cancellation of sporting events, Bermuda’s 2020/2021 Contact Sports leagues’ have run completely dry, forcing many Governing Bodies to contemplate league suspensions.

There was a moment when it looked like Bermuda’s contact sports could follow in the footsteps of some non-contact sports and return to action.

It was also the hope that nationally the rates of coronavirus transmission would be low enough to get back to our lives and our games.

The hoped-for reality has not arrived. Yes, some sports have begun, while others are still stuck in Stage 3.

The virus in this country still remains a concern for officials as the numbers keep changing, so the question remains “when is the time to pull the plug on the 2020/2021 Contact Sports Seasons”.
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