At the upcoming Asian Youth Games (AYG) from June 29 to July 7, organizers are taking no chances with recent threat of swine flu.
There are plans to have temperature testing at all AYG venues and athletes may be required to declare their travel history for the six months prior to the Games. This was under talks when organizers met with officials from the Ministry of Health on Monday.
Other international sports tournaments are also taking the necessary precautions.
World Table Tennis Championships, Yokohoma [ongoing]
Status: Two players from infected regions tested negative
Women’s Junior World Championship, Tijuana and Mexicali (Mexico) [to be held July 16-25]
Status: Federation Internationale de Volleyball ready to postpone, switch venues or even cancel
Soccer tournaments in Mexico
Status: Cancellation of youth football tournament, clubs to play behind closed doors
One thing’s for sure, when a pandemic happens, even sport takes a blow.