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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Global Sport Institute at ASU

The Influence of Sports Media

As the media itself has changed, its relationship to and impact on athletes and the sports industry has changed as well. Does a more disparate and diverse media ecosystem inspire hope for a better future in sport, or could old pitfalls arise again in an era defined by digitization and immediacy?

Our latest news

A group of Davis Middle School students share their pitch onstage at the ASU California Center.

July 28, 2022

Students from Davis Middle School in southern California interacted with industry leaders and pitched their sports idea to a panel of expert judges.

July 1, 2022

The latest Global Sport Matters digital issue, "The Return on Our Sports Investment," covers the relationship between sports stadiums and their local communities and the role these organizations play in communities.

June 28, 2022

The 2022 Youth Olympic Games were set to be played in Dakar, Senegal starting in the month of October. However, due to postponements with COVID-19, the IOC opted to move the event further back to 2026.