Editorial: Sports and Active Living During the Covid-19 Pandemic
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Original versionBratland-Sanda, S., Giulianotti, R., Støa, E. M., Langseth, T., & Rosenbaum, S. (2021). Editorial: Sports and Active Living During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3, Article 714986. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.714986
In early January 2020 some concerning news reached the world regarding a newly detected coronavirus (soon classified as Covid-19) in Wuhan, China, which led to serious illness and great risk of death (Taylor, 2021). The highly infectious virus spread rapidly and on 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic. By the end of that month, a large part of the world had imposed “lockdowns” with diverse restrictions on social life to control the spread of the virus and to protect national medical systems (World Health Organization, 2020). By the end of June 2020, Covid-19 had caused at least 500,000 deaths worldwide, and brought nations to a halt, in work, education, travel, recreation, and sport (Fund, 2020).