pandemic

A collection of 16 posts

Watching the Olympics While the World Burns

August 01, 2021

Watching the Olympics While the World Burns by Zoë Hayden

After one year of postponement, the Tokyo Olympics went on as planned. Back in June, NHK reported that 10,000 volunteers had quit ahead of the Games. This week, coronavirus cases in Tokyo are surging, with record-breaking daily case counts occurring every day this week.

Hockey and COVID Protocol In This Brave New World

January 23, 2021

Hockey and COVID Protocol In This Brave New World by Zoë Hayden

Sports organizations have continued to announce schedules and hype their upcoming games and seasons on social media as if these are normal times – but of course they aren't, and every organized sporting event is burdened now by very serious public health questions as they attempt

The Reckoning that Wasn't

December 19, 2020

The Reckoning that Wasn't by Zoë Hayden

2020 will probably long be remembered as a year of reckoning in North American professional sports, but it will leave behind a question of what that reckoning was actually about, or if anything came of it. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the true cost of

it's hard to write about sports right now

September 16, 2020

it's hard to write about sports right now by Leo Baudhuin

We're three games into the NWSL Fall Series, and if I'm being honest, I've barely thought about soccer during that time. The first, and most immediate, reason is that it’s honestly hard for me to have smart thoughts about soccer when I can't watch