Water Polo, Open Water Swimming Deemed Among Safest Sports from Coronavirus

Italian university Politecnico di Torino has collaborated with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) to release a more-than-400 page report detailing its findings about which sports are safest in a coronavirus-plagued world and which are most dangerous.

The study lists 387 sport disciplines that have been categorized from 0 to 4 depending on the risk of COVID-19 spread. On the scale, 0 represents non-existent risk, 1 weak rise, 2 medium risk, 3 high risk, and 4 very high risk. Among the factors considered are the conditions for training, competition, and public presence.

According to the study, sports that fall into the 0 category, with ‘almost no possibility’ of spreading the infection, are disciplines like sailing, open water swimming, golf, and tennis.

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