New ways to show sportsmanship without shaking hands in sports competitions
Shaking hands is an act of sportsmanship found at almost every sports competition.
When sports resumes, what will be the new way to show sportsmanship in the era of COVID-19?
Let’s unleash the imagination of sports competitions barring shaking hands.
Everyone wears a helmet, so you can take it off and click the helmet with an opposing player or keep it on and do a headbutt.
Everyone has a glove, so you touch glove to glove.
Size matters, so the elbow touch fits perfectly. If a guard needs to touch the elbow of a 7-footer, he can jump.
Club to club works as long as someone doesn’t throw it at you.
Those knee pads to prevent players from scraping their knees will be used to touch knees.
Take off those caps and it’s cap to cap.
This will require the most imagination. Think of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” Players can click each other’s shoes.
Racket to racket.
The head gear is perfect for touch to touch.
If it’s a pole vaulter, they can use their poles. If it’s a runner, cleat to cleat.
Go beyond the scoreboard
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