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.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

Global Sport Matters

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

February 25, 2020

The Global Sport Institute in partnership with ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation and the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business recently hosted the inaugural Sports Innovation Tour.

February 25, 2020

Each academic year, the Global Sport Institute (GSI) identifies an annual theme centered on a critical issue impacting sport. For the 2019–2020 academic year, that theme is Sport & The Body.

January 2, 2020

As commissioner, Stern laid the foundation for the league and its current leader, Adam Silver, to become the most socially-focused major sports league in the world. It takes a generous person to have that level of foresight.