From youth hockey to the NBA, here’s how sports organizations want players to avoid coronavirus

Sports groups are seeking to avoid a rapidly contagious virus by giving players a simple tip: fist-bumps.USA Hockey, which is linked to youth, adult and disability programming as well as the Olympic teams, has recommended a guideline to use fist bumps with hockey gloves on in handshake lines.It's a measure that mirrors an instruction given to hockey players in 2018 for Winter Olympics games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, due to the highly contagious norovirus.Some of the organization's other recommendations due to the virus include not sharing water bottles or towels.The International Ice Hockey Federation said this week it has canceled six different tournaments — events that were to take place in March and April in Estonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain. Pro leagues in Switzerland and China have also been affected, some games called off, others played without fans.The NHL hasn’t gone as far as the NBA did earlier this week. The NHL is, however, not allo…

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