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For the week of March 7, 2021:

A look back at the biggest time out in sports history.

When the World Health Organization declared the pandemic emergency on March 11, 2020, it had wide-ranging impacts. Including on the world of sports.

Sports economist Victor Matheson in Vancouver, June 28, 2018 (Mackin)

The NBA got the ball rolling with a cavalcade of postponements and cancellations.

Slowly but surely, sports did return last summer and fall. But there may not be a normal season until 2022. Assuming herd immunity is achieved, will fans be comfortable in big crowds at stadiums and arenas again? Will they have the same spending power as before?

Prof. Victor Matheson of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. is one of the world’s top sports economists. He was Bob Mackin’s guest in March 2020 and is back to break down the dollars and sense of the winners and losers as the pandemic turns into a race to vaccinate.

Plus hear TransLink executives finally clear the air about the ransomware attack that brought the transit and roads agency’s offices to a grinding halt.

Also on this edition, a commentary and headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.

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