Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports and exercise.
Ashley Wong, Samuel K.K. Ling, Lobo H T Louie, George Ying Kan Law, Raymond Chi Hung So, Daniel Chi Wo Lee, Forrest Chung Fai Yau, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung
Highlights • Staying active during a pandemic like COVID-19 requires smart tactics. • As the team physicians, we described the strategies utilised to balance infection control and sports during COVID-19 in the professional football league and the Olympic team's training. • Contact sports like football, even without spectating crowds, pose an infection risk to the players; while exercising with face-masks cases a significant increase in physiological demand.