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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / This Is What Pro Sports Athletes Need to Do to Manage Coronavirus

This Is What Pro Sports Athletes Need to Do to Manage Coronavirus

Athletes and the Coronavirus
Publish Date: 04/24/2020
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot in sporting events. Many matches got canceled, tournaments suspended, and training facilities closed. There’s only a restricted number of sports to enjoy due to the social distancing rules.

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At first, the rules put the athletes, teams, and their fans into a very stressful situation. But as it always happens, people adapted. Eliasz Nowak, an author and expert in sports betting for Kasynos.Online, speaks about the things pro athletes can do during the quarantine.

Training at Home to Stay in Shape

Pro athletes are one group who are living the hardest time of their lives. All the training facilities (courts, gyms, fields) got shut down, so they need to keep active to stay in shape. This means they apply some creativity to their training regiment and find new sports to do at home.

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Some athletes use everyday objects to train; others incorporate gym equipment into their house setting. Some athletes take up running for intensive cardio training; others climb stairs, do weight lifting, and even yoga. Anything can work if you want to get ready for life after quarantine and coming tournaments.

Connecting With Fans and Sports Youth Online

Limited connection with fans during the quarantine can be devastating for athletes and public figures. They must keep connected and positive. Many pro athletes are using their massive platforms to promote COVID-19 relief funds. This type of connection spreads positive emotions and brings the athletes closer to their fans.

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The executive chairman of Fanatics, Michael Rubin, created the “All in Challenge”. This flashmob aims to raise 100 million USD to help the people in need during the Coronavirus. The “All in Challenge” took social media by storm, and big names from different sports joined it. Even whole teams offered bids to their fans for this cause.

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Among the star athletes are basketball stars Magic Johnson, Anthony Rizzo, and Alex Rodriguez. Several American football quarterbacks called for their colleagues, challenging them on social media.

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The challenge website includes anything from fan-meetings, brunches, and VIP seats in future games. Peter Guber’s Golden State Warriors Championship Ring is bidding for $70 000. Another famous one is getting Jayson Tatum’s game-worn jersey and shoes. The current price for it is $22 000.

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These flashmobs and even simple training videos on social media act as a connection point between the athletes and their fans.

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Youth leagues and teams are in an even harder situation. The kids might lose motivation to start training after the quarantine. Athletes could organize web meetings and lectures with corona youth basketball, football, and other teams during the corona pandemic. Imagine a youth basketball team having a Q&A session with Michael Jordan himself!

Try Their Skills in Esports

Video games and sports are not so different from each other as you might think. There are a vast number of pro athletes that are up-and-coming video game athletes, too. A well-crafted eSport game can be an exciting strategy simulation both for players and managers. Many football coaches use “Football Manager” for strategy during the regular training timeline.

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With no sports to do in real life during the quarantine, many more athletes decided to join sports gamers online. Some of them started streaming their matches on Twitch or YouTube. Commenting on the game during the live streams creates an even closer relationship with the fans. Supporters get their entertainment, and the athletes continue training on a new platform. This type of interaction taps into a more personalised experience for fans.

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There was a petition a couple of years back to pay pro athletes for becoming sports gamers online. So, quarantine acted as an escalation for the trend of going digital.

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With face to face interactions restricted, video games and sports online are gaining popularity. Large media corporations, teams, and athletes have started to invest in eSports. There are two categories of people in the industry right now. Athletes are on their way to becoming video game athletes, and bettors who started betting on fantasy sports.

Conclusion

No matter if you’re an athlete, a bettor, or a fan, you’ll be shifting to online sports. This shift will happen not only because of the Coronavirus. Video games and sports are getting closer and more connected day by day. So, combining them in one way or another is becoming more and more likely.

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