The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines come together to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. We are unique among sports research institutes around the globe, as our efforts are supported and integrated across the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single discipline.

We bridge the gap between academic research and real-life implications by distilling our findings into meaningful information that is easily understood, and we actively share that knowledge with the audiences who need it most.

The Institute is supported by a combination of institutional ASU funding and a significant philanthropic gift from adidas.

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Sport

In light of these unprecedented times, the Global Sport Institute team is working to bring you engaging online events. We also continue to publish relevant insights as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on sport through

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Our latest news

May 5, 2020

More than $312,000 awarded to startups

Sometimes even a small amount of money makes a huge difference.

May 2, 2020

The effects of the coronavirus on sport are being felt now, but the total damage will be greater and still is undetermined, panelists said Friday during a second video conference conducted by Arizona State's Global Sport Institute.

April 18, 2020

Seton Hall University released the results of a survey, in which 72% of respondents said they won’t return to live sporting events until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19. Experts say that day is likely 12-18 months away.