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No one in the world could have predicted 2020 would turn out the way it did. The COVID-19 pandemic was akin to a Thanh Le right hook, catching us when we least expected it. And it hit us like a truck.

ONE Championship recently released a short feature on their official YouTube channel, reminding fans of the unprecedented and unbelievable year and thanking all of its staff, partners, athletes, fans, and media for helping each other get through one of the biggest tests in human history.


The martial arts organization, which has always championed stories of overcoming adversity, sharing the lives of its athletes who have triumphed over hardship and tribulation throughout their careers, is proud to also share its own story over the past 12 months.


When COVID-19 spread, affected countries immediately enforced their own versions of lockdowns and community quarantines, deploying strict social distancing and medical protocols that restricted air and sea travel and controlled border movement. Businesses were shut down, schools were closed, and people were forced to stay inside their homes. Economies naturally suffered from the ramifications.


One of the hardest hit industries was that of live sports. Being the largest global sports media property in Asia, ONE Championship had to figure out a creative solution to the given problem. In the video, ONE highlights its efforts in pioneering audience-free, closed-door live sporting events, beginning with ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE in February.


The organization continued to work with various national governments in Asia, and was able to stage live events in both Thailand and China beginning in August, before ultimately returning to its headquarters in Singapore. 


With the aid of the Singapore government, and the Singapore Tourism Board, ONE was able to pilot the return of live international sports productions in the country, remarkably with fans in attendance.


2020 was truly a year that words simply cannot describe. And as 2021 offers a whole new set of challenges, ONE Championship remains confident the organization can continue to deliver fans the absolute best in world-class martial arts action.

Published : January 06, 2021