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Ohio removes 1 game per day limit for sports

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 11:49:32-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's office announced Friday that the state has updated its sports order to remove the one game per calendar day limit.

Previously, the sports order limited a team to one game per 24 hours.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said on Thursday during DeWine's coronavirus news conference that they were working on loosening the restrictions.

"Meaning for example, a soccer team playing in a tournament, you might play one game on Saturday now and then have to come back and play the next game on Sunday, we would allow you to play both of those games in a single calendar day," Husted said.

Husted said on Thursday that the state is adding a provision that will "require each sports venue to cooperate with the local inspectors who are in charge of making sure that there is compliance, that these inspectors will be able to have the authority to terminate the competition if they're not following the spectator and participant rules."

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