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    Le Tour 2020

    All riders clean, 4 support staff from seperate teams positive, all teams cleared to proceed. from Reuters.
  2. No inside info here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t actually a council exerting power, but a council completely out of their depth. Since when have decisions based around pandemic control had anything to do with a local council... they are in the position of having to decide if events are safe, and being gun shy I’d say.
  3. WA, SA and Qld will have zero restriction on mass event number outside of a combo of 2m + 4m spacing by the end of the month, all have made that announcement. SA and Qld also opening borders to anyone not from Victoria this month as well with no quarantine, WA held their announcement date due to Vic proceedings. Major stadiums still have percentage restrictions in qld, but WA will fill stadiums this weekend for AFL.
  4. Next 8 week schedule announced overnight. https://www.facebook.com/111326003837895/posts/158902119080283/?d=n
  5. Actually, scratch that, road closures for a 2 day event would be horrendous.
  6. Given nsw have today announced community sports events up to 500 people, valid as of today, they may be looking to do the 2 events over 2 days. it’s another step in the right direction, 500 pax events allowed from July 1, still over 2 months until Port.
  7. Texas has had a huge increase in the last 2 weeks. If the race was last week I’m sure it would have gone ahead. Local government seemed happy a week ago, but numbers have skyrocketed to a point where they are telling everyone to stay home now, big change in a short amount of time. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/24/texas-coronavirus-cases-infections-houston-hospitals
  8. Lubbock gone. Given the US has just posted their highest ever 1 day infection rate, and Texas is running out if hospital beds, absolutely the right call.
  9. By good signs I mean that travel restrictions and mass participation thresholds are being removed in some states months before the scheduled Ironman events mentioned in this thread. The signs are good that there is a very real possibility that these events are able to go ahead and get an entire industry back on its feet, and all some of those who work within that industry might be able to keep their jobs and businesses afloat.
  10. It seems to depend on what state your from. WA says July for central states, SA says July for all states no restrictions. All good signs though.
  11. Also big news today that by the end of July both SA and WA will have eliminated thresholds on outdoor event (minus stadiums) and will allow quarantine free travel between east coast states.
  12. We are seeing non associated ‘test case’ data coming in, and so far it seems favourable to events happening later in the year. Regardless of your stance on the BLM protests in Australia, they offered a perfect example of a large group of people coming together for a 1 days event, with SOME sort of social distancing measures (some masks, some keeping 1.5m, many not doing anything), and then returning to their families and communities. It doesn’t seem that the protests have had any real effect on community transmission rates even though it has been over 14 days since the first wave. I
  13. Will be interesting to see how Lubbock 70.3 goes this weekend.
  14. Alex Zanardi has had a massive crash overnight during a handcycle event in Italy. Seems he has somehow crossed the centreline of the road on a straight section, and hit a truck. The truck tried to avoid him. has just been released from emergency face and Neuro surgery, and is in ICU. https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/news/alex-zanardi-airlifted-to-hospital-after-handcycle-crash
  15. I think they will as long as it’s allowed. The issue for organisers is the knock on in 2021 for cancellations in 2020. To use your example, if Ironman only had say 400 entries for Busso in 2020, and postponed, that’s 400 potential sales they WONT get in 2021. So short term pain for running at a reduced level in 2020 means that a large amount of that 400 might be purchasing new tickets in 2021, and a ‘return to normal’ cash flow ASAP. Cancellation would also mean a loss of revenue streams like merchandise sales, and any council/state government contributions.
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