the UNITED states will exempt certain foreign athletes competing on the professional level in american sports, a travel ban, which is imposed because of the viruspandemien.
It informs the ministry of domestic security on the night of Saturday, local time.
- Under the current circumstances, the americans use for their sport. The time has come to re-open the economy, and it is time that our professional athletes get started again, said Chad Wolf, who is acting minister for internal security.
the Exemption, which also applies to sportsmen and sportswomen, their spouses and children, as well as coaches, include the players in the best leagues for ice hockey, basketball and baseball as well as tennis and golfers.
As part of the u.s. government's response to the virusudbruddet introduced a travel ban for travelers from China, Iran and most of Europe.
the Leagues for almost all of the major sports in the U.S. is quiet because of virusudbruddet.
And the enforced break is going to cost US huge sportsindustri a lot of money.
Here is the dane Nikolaj Ehlers (27) in action against the Edmonton Oilers before the NHL season was suspended in march. Photo: Perry Nelson/Ritzau Scanpix
A calculation is made of the media ESPN points to a loss of revenue of at least $ 12 billion (82 billion dollars). Additionally, more than 100,000 jobs will be lost.
the Result is based on the principle that the best north american basketball league and the best north american however, the NBA and the NHL, gets cancelled the rest of the base game.
at the same time, it is assumed that both the baseball league MLB and fodboldligaen MLS misses half of the season.
ESPN's calculation does not include the economic consequences for the individual sports such as golf, tennis and motor racing series Nascar.