Sports fans hoping for a fast return to the games they love might need to tamper their expectations. Although sports leagues talk publicly about their desire to return to competition before summer, those are best-case scenarios.
The Associated Press interviewed more than 20 policymakers, coaches and players across the globe for their assessments of the situation.
They all conceded that sports may not restart for months, if at all this year. Most agree that what’s needed is a drastic ramp-up in testing, a vaccine or some type of improved treatment to make players feel safe to compete.