Living (Sri Lanka)

Life goes on

- – Living

It’s August again and hopefully, this means we’ve kind of survived SARSCoV-2 and its many variants. The world’s people are receiving their first or second doses of vaccines and many hotspots around the planet are allowing tourists to visit again – some might say tentativel­y – as long as they carry their so-called ‘COVID passports’!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed, and changes are the order of the day. But there are exceptions – and here are a few of the confirmed events from around the world (for the time being, at least!).

Cricket enthusiast­s, if you’ve been keeping up with the recent action, you’ll know that we’re halfway through the famous ‘The Hundred’ games, which ends on 21 August, having been played since 21 July.

The Hundred is a profession­al franchise 100ball cricket tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams, located in major cities across England and Wales. The tournament takes place for the first time during the northern summer of 2021, having been delayed a year due to the pandemic.

Supporters of the game can also look forward to the England-India five Test series, which begins on 4 August and runs up to 14 September.

If you’re a fan of the Matt Damon and Christian Bale movie Ford vs. Ferrari, you’ll be excited to know that the real Hours Le Mans – the world’s oldest motor car race held every year in the French town of Le Mans since 1923 – is scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 August.

And to cap it all, you are probably keeping track of the Tokyo Olympics, which ends on 8 August.

With concerts and music festivals being given the green light in many countries, you can watch some of your favourite celebritie­s as they perform online.

You can catch many fun global events too but check online sources to confirm that they’re taking place as planned.

Harry Styles announced his reschedule­d Love On Tour concert dates in North America with shows beginning on 14 August. Get ready to watch his live performanc­es online as he ‘lights up’ and croons about ‘watermelon sugar’!

Yes indeed, life goes on… it must!

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