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The week in review

21st to 27th December

To say that it has been an incredibly tough year for most, is of course putting it mildly. News in is that parts of the United Kingdom could be moved to Tier 4 restrictions, which will include London. The reason is the discovery of the variant of the virus that may appear to be behind the rise of the infection rate in some countries. Other nations are also already deploying tighter restrictions. For the sports industry, this would be a particular blow as for many the 2020 season was a complete write-off. Should the restrictions continue far into 2021, it could cripple several sports governing bodies. Sport is a business and employs a great number of people, and together with many other businesses in the entertainment industry, are all suffering at the moment. Formula One admitted they could not have another season like 2020. They have incidentally, announced the longest season ever of 23 races for 2021. They at least had a shortened season, but others simply could not have any season at all. Next year will present all types of challenges for various sports organisations, including major world events already postponed until 2021. It means not only putting together a season, but to survive and carry the sport forward into the future.

India were bowled out for only 36 runs in their second innings by the hosts Australia. It will be interesting to see how they respond in the second test starting on Boxing Day at the intimidating Melbourne Cricket Ground. One of the big events starting on Friday is the 2021 Junior Men's Ice Hockey World Championship in Edmonton, Canada. All ten teams are already in a quarantine period with over 2,000 tests being planned to make the tournament as safe as possible. It is a shorter week with Christmas Day on Friday, which also presents a short break for many athletes. Until next time, Merry Christmas and have a great sporting week!

Chess

Saturday to 30th December - European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2020 - Nova Sad, Serbia

Cricket

Tuesday - New Zealand v Pakistan (3rd T20I) - Napier, New Zealand

Saturday to 30th December - New Zealand v Pakistan (1st Test) - Tauranga, New Zealand; Australia v India (2nd Test) - Melbourne, Australia; South Africa v Sri Lanka (1st Test) - Centurion, South Africa

Cycling

Sunday - 2020-2021 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup - Dendermonde, Belgium

Draughts

15th to 29th December - Tamara Tansykkuzhina v Natalia Sadowska - Women's World Title Match 2020 - Moscow/St. Petersburg, Russia

eSports

3rd December to 21st February - FIS eSports Alpine World Ski Championships

Ice Hockey

Friday to 5th January - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship - Edmonton, Canada

Sailing

8th November to January 2021 - Vendée Globe

Ski & Snowboarding

19th December to Monday - FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships - Lachtal, Austria

20th December to Monday - FIS Men's Giant Slalom and Slalom World Cup - Alta Badia, Italy; European Cup Women's Giant Slalom - Andalo, Italy

Monday to Tuesday - European Cup Men's Super G - Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria

Tuesday - FIS Men's Slalom World Cup - Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

Wednesday - European Cup Women's and Men's Slopestyle - Corvatsch, Switzerland

Saturday to 29th December - FIS Men's Downhill and Super G World Cup - Bormio, Italy

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