The effect of Covid-19 on Hong Kong sports

Siu Yin Cheung, Jennifer Y. Mak

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Over the past two decades, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has aimed to position Hong Kong as the capital of Asian sports events (Cheung, Mak, & Dixon, 2016). During the Covid-19 pandemic, the closure of sports facilities and schools became part of the community’s anti-epidemic measures and is considered a non-pharmacological intervention for the spread of coronavirus diseases. The impact of the pandemic on Hong Kong’s sports will provide useful insights for sport professionals. This chapter reports the findings of an in-depth analysis of how Covid-19 has affected the Hong Kong sports industry; in particular, in the areas of elite sports, community sports, and electronic platforms in sports. Interviews with eight sports leaders and documents were used as the main sources of data, which were analyzed using triangulation techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport and the Pandemic
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on Covid-19's Impact on the Sport Industry
EditorsPaul M. Pedersen, Brody J. Ruihley, Bo Li
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003105916
ISBN (Print)9780367616656, 9780367616670
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport Business and Management


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