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    DOOM: Australian Open

    Murray was out before he even got near an airport as he tested positive to Covid a week or so back.

    Heather Watson is now having to isolate with 47 others as some people on her plane out tested positive.

    (Added to that people in Australia don't want the Open to go ahead.)

    Heather Watson among 47 players forced to quarantine ahead of Australian Open | BT Sport


    Forty-seven players competing in the Australian Open, including Britain’s Heather Watson, will be forced to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days following three positive Covid-19 tests.

    Two people on a chartered flight from Los Angeles carrying 24 players returned positive swabs upon their arrival in Melbourne.

    On a later flight from Abu Dhabi, a sole passenger on a plane carrying 23 players also returned a positive result.

    Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said that the infected trio were not players.

    The world’s top players began arriving in the country on a series of charter jets on Thursday ahead of a two-week quarantine period, during which they will be allowed out of their rooms to practice for five hours a day.

    But those players and support staff on the affected flights will now be confined to their rooms for a fortnight.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

    #2
    It's a bit silly for anyone to even consider making it go ahead. I have no idea why 'elite' sports of any kind have an exemption.

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      #3
      I suspect "elite" sports will change when one of the sports people ends up on a ventilator.

      There are already a few with Long Covid. If the Olympics goes ahead this year they won't be able to compete as they aren't well enough to train properly.
      "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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        #4
        Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
        It's a bit silly for anyone to even consider making it go ahead. I have no idea why 'elite' sports of any kind have an exemption.
        Big money

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          #5
          Originally posted by AtW View Post
          Big money
          Sadly, I have to agree with you

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            #6
            Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
            Sadly, I have to agree with you


            Also “elite” sportspeople are ageing faster than a Gricer sockie
            Last edited by AtW; 16 January 2021, 17:32.

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              #7
              Elite sports have the money to run the kind of crazy over the top regime which can control transmission. Daily tests, whole tournaments within a bubble, etc.
              It has to be said though that tennis has not done very well but this is partly due to the nature of their season... Players attending different tournaments, large support teams, etc. Most players cannot use private planes.

              Contrast to F1 which seems to have done a really good job as it's like a microcosm of the same people traveling together.

              Back on topic, Murray's people are still suggesting he could go. But Australia are being very militant so I can't really see him getting an exception

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                #8
                Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
                I suspect "elite" sports will change when one of the sports people ends up on a ventilator.

                There are already a few with Long Covid. If the Olympics goes ahead this year they won't be able to compete as they aren't well enough to train properly.
                They can all sign up for the Paralympics.
                bloggoth

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
                  They can all sign up for the Paralympics.
                  I suspect they won't be super human though..
                  "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                    #10
                    Can they cancel the women's tennis and give it to the girl with the biggest tits?

                    (Copyright monty python).

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