The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines converge to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. As a cross-disciplinary enterprise, the institute’s efforts are integrated throughout the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single concentration.

With an emphasis on expanding research, sharing knowledge, supporting innovation and advancing education, the institute’s mission is to use sport to create positive change throughout the world.

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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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 17: Johan Tonnoir, practices Parkour, an obstacle course method derived from military training "parcours du combattant" (obstacle course), on May 17, 2018 in Paris. (Photo by Phillippe Lopez / AFP)

July 29, 2020

On July 22nd, the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University (GSI) hosted the 2020 Global Sport Research Conference.
Human rights activist and moderator Richard Lapchick on stage during the Beyond Sport United 2016 at Barclays Center on August 9, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

July 20, 2020

"Less talked about, before the word ‘ally’ existed (in a diversity context), he certainly stepped up for the issues that were wrongly viewed as Black only or Latino-only issues as opposed to being everybody’s issue," said Shropshire.
Woman floating on her back in a crystal blue pool. (Photo via Flashpop/Getty Images)

July 17, 2020

In their study, which was funded by a grant from ASU’s Global Sport Institute, Sheehan and Li used data collected by the National Health Interview Survey of 26,727 American adults ages 18 to 84 to examine the effect of 15 different exercises...