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Competitions in 14 sport disciplines allowed without spectators

Jul 03. 2020
 Sports Authority of Thailand Governor Gongsak Yodmani
Sports Authority of Thailand Governor Gongsak Yodmani
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By THE NATION

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has given the green light to organise 14 sport disciplines behind closed doors and with strict measures to prevent Covid-19.

 

The decision came after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) had examined and approved the manuscript on the safety measures for sport competitions proposed by the Sports Authority of Thailand.

“After studying the manuscript thoroughly, the CCSA has allowed sports competitions to be organised without spectators,” said Gongsak Yodmani, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand.

The 14 sports are: football, volleyball, basketball, sepak takraw, golf, tennis, cycling, motor racing, badminton, snooker, jet ski, cycling, bowling and boxing.

However, the CCSA insisted that safety measures must be followed strictly by athletes, officials and concerned personnel before, during or after competition. In addition, the CCSA will conduct follow-up assessments continually and will prohibit any sport competition that does not follow the rules.

Several sport events including the LPGA Thailand, MotoGP or the Thailand League football have been either cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak since March.

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