• 2018 Global Sport Summit

    2018 Global Sport Summit

    The inaugural Global Sport Summit was a first-of-its-kind event that combined cutting-edge research with industry expertise to thoughtfully explore timely topics impacting the world of sport.

    Event Recap

Welcome to the Global Sport Institute

Global Sport Institute Overview

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 translating 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.

GlobalSport Matters


GlobalSport Matters is a multimedia content hub that delivers timely information on critical issues affecting sport and connects people with the knowledge they need. 

Spanning a variety of themes like culture, science, health, business, and youth, this joint effort between the Global Sport Institute and ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications provides an in-depth look at a broad range of topics making an impact beyond the playing field. 

With feature stories, videos, podcasts, polls, and enjoyable sports content that’s easily understood and can be widely shared, it’s the go-to information source for anyone involved in sport and everyone who sport touches.