Dragon boat racers ditch Hong Kong for Thailand

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The Bangkok Post

2023 world championships to be held in Pattaya as HK Covid rules too restrictive The world’s top dragon boat competition will ditch Hong Kong in favour of Thailand next year due to the city’s stringent coronavirus rules, organisers said on Saturday. Hong Kong is trying to reboot its pandemic-hit sports scene even as it continues to follow a loose version of China’s zero-Covid strategy, which quashes outbreaks with travel curbs and quarantine. The 2023 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships became the latest international sports event to abandon the Chinese city, according to the Hong Kong Chin…

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