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    Attention Novak Djokovic: MGA relaunches travel cover for sports athletes

    In a move that may grab the attention of one Novak Djokovic, Jackson Lee Underwriting (JLU) has relaunched its Sports Travel Plus policy, now enhanced to cover for COVID-specific risks. The relaunched Sports Travel Plus policy is a BIBA-approved scheme which now has new wording that covers more than 150 sports, each at a highly granular level, a release said. Designed to provide cover for sports enthusiasts, groups, and teams competing, participating, and training overseas, the scheme’s new wording includes coverage for non-standard aspects such as COVID cancellation, medical treatment costs, and repatriation, in addition to extra travel  

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    Self-proclaimed ‘Mr. Sports Travel’ continues trek to college hockey arenas with 2021 ventures – College Hockey

    Joe Connor poses with his American flag-designed car at Elmira College (photo provided by Joe Connor). By Joe Connor/Special to USCHO.com When my last sports travel column was published here in February 2019, never could I have imagined I wouldn’t publish another one – until now. Good riddance 2020 – yet thank goodness 2021 because fans were back in the stands. And Mr. Sports Travel, too! Since my first opus here in 2013, I’ve been sharing my experiences and opinions as I quest to enjoy a game at every NCAA Division I men’s venue. Update: one left – Alaska Fairbanks!  

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    Sports league travel | Nature Climate Change

    Sports leagues in North America generate massive emissions because they rely heavily on long-distance air travel throughout the season. Virtual solutions, adopted by many other sectors, are not feasible since players must be present for the game. However, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has unintentionally provided a chance for sports leagues to optimize the schedule and reduce emissions. Seth Wynes of Concordia University, Canada, estimates that in the pre-pandemic 2018 season, teams from four major sports leagues of North America travelled 7.5 million kilometres and emitted 121,841 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The National Basketball Association (NBA) generates the highest emissions, as they  

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    German foreign, sports ministers won’t travel to China for Winter Olympics

    BERLIN, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Germany’s ministers for foreign affairs and sports will not attend the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, spokespeople said on Wednesday, as Berlin liaises with its European allies on an overall diplomatic boycott. A foreign ministry spokesperson quoted Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock as saying that she was a big sports fan but that she would definitely not visit China for the Olympics during that time. An interior and sports ministry spokesperson said Interior Minister Nancy Faeser had decided personally that she would not attend the Olympics, partly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register now for FREE  

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    Omicron, storms disrupt air travel for 4th consecutive day | News, Sports, Jobs

    A woman and child from Brazil wait for their flight underneath a board showing roughly a dozen cancelled flights among the scheduled arrivals, at Miami International Airport, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in Miami. Thousands of flights worldwide were canceled or delayed on Monday, as airline staffing shortages due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19 continued to disrupt the busy holiday travel season. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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