Category: Coronavirus

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Tokyo 2021: the Games and the impact of COVID-19

By Louise Schwartzkoff, University of Sydney Faster, higher, stranger. Tokyo 2021 will be unusual in many ways. Sydney researchers discuss the COVID-19 Games, and why the Olympics (mostly) go on, even in the toughest of circumstances. The show that (almost always) goes on “What’s amazing is how often the Games go on, in the face…
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Foley & Lardner to Host Webinar – The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic – on June 9

Foley & Lardner’s Sports & Entertainment Group, along with sports industry author and adviser Rick Horrow, will host the fourth event in its Leadership Insight series – The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic – on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET Part 4 of the series will focus on brand and asset…
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Knicks to Welcome Another Sell-Out Crowd of 16,000 to Garden, But Don’t Forget to Wear a Mask If taking Public Transportation to the Game

The New York Knicks today announced that Game 5 of their 2021 NBA playoffs series against the Atlanta Hawks, scheduled for June 2, has sold out. This follows Game 1, when the Knicks welcomed more than 15,000 fans and Game 2. The two games mark the largest indoor crowds to gather in New York since…
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Foley to Host ‘The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic’ on May 12

Foley & Lardner’s Sports & Entertainment Group, along with sports industry author and adviser Rick Horrow, will host its next Leadership Insight series – The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic – on May 12 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. “Our third installment focuses on covering all aspects of the business in and…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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Joint Statement on behalf of MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, NFL and WNBA About Cardiac Screening

The study published today by JAMA Cardiology is an illustration of the collaboration amongst medical experts at MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, NFL and WNBA and our respective players associations over the past year. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have worked more closely together than ever to share lessons learned to ensure the best…
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Jim Perzik, Long-Time Los Angeles Lakers GC, Dies of COVID

James L. (Jim) Perzik, a sports lawyer who was active in leadership roles with the Los Angeles Lakers has died at the age of 91. The cause of death was reportedly complications arising from COVID 19. Perzik began his career with the Lakers in 1991 as the team’s general counsel. In a statement, the Perzik…
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Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports

The Ivy League Council of Presidents has decided that league schools will not conduct intercollegiate athletics competition in winter sports during the 2020-21 season. In addition, the Ivy League will not conduct competition for fall sports during the upcoming spring semester. Lastly, intercollegiate athletics competition for spring sports is postponed through at least the end…
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Morgan Lewis Attorney Writes About How the Change in US Administration May Affect the Sports Industry

Elizabeth C. Polido, an associate in the New York office of Morgan Lewis, just published the following timely piece on the firm’s site: “President-elect Joseph Biden has indicated that he will make significant changes to the policies and practices of the prior administration that will impact the public and employers, including in the sports industry.…
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The Big Ten’s Original Decision Not to Play Football Was Based on Bad Science, Study Says Myocarditis Linked to COVID-19 Is ‘Rare’

A study conducted by Richard Vander Heide, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Pathology Research at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Marc Halushka, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, suggests myocarditis caused by COVID-19 may be a relatively rare occurrence. Their findings are published online in…
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