Sport’s ‘crown jewels’ told to ramp up crowd numbers after Government gives green light

The sporting “Crown Jewels” of English summer are facing pressure to scale-up crowd numbers significantly after the Prime Minister insisted he was “very positive” about the end of social distancing. A leading public health scientist joined industry figures in calling for Wimbledon and other events to abandon their “excessively conservative” plans following Boris Johnson’s upbeat assessment….

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Australian tennis chief praises staff for ‘unbelievable job’ despite Novak Djokovic visa saga

The director of the Australian Open has defended the organisation for doing an “unbelievable job”, despite the bitter row over whether Novak Djokovic can play. Craig Tiley, the chief executive of Tennis Australia, said in the video to staff that he couldn’t speak publicly because of the ongoing legal dispute over the player’s status, but…

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