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May 29, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm
Live Show

In March, 14 football clubs across Brazil offered their stadiums and training facilities to emergency services. Fast forward to the end of May where parts of the world are reopening their economies and sport leagues are following suit, in South America, the latest shows the region as the new epicenter of COVID-19.

Major football championships, like the Liga MX Clausura, Copa America, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Nations League Finals have been suspended and postponed though their eventual returns are expected. Like MLB teams in the US, baseball is scrambling to find safe ways to bring back national and international players amidst travel bans and strategic containment of spread.

On this episode, we look at what reset means in Latin America amidst rising cases, the culture of sport and the role it plays in every day life, as well as what's next for athletes and communities alike.

Joining the conversation:

Carla Bustamante | Communication Director, Naranjeros de Hermosillo Baseball Club. Carla Bustamante is from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She has worked as a television reporter, anchor and field broadcaster for Telemax being the first woman in the sports as a broadcaster, Megacable and ESPN, as well as a columnist for the sports magazines Score and Béisbol Total, the newspaper Expreso and Naranjeros.com. She is also been a reporter outside of her country at the Caribbean Series Tournament in Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and in the United States at MLB games. In 2006, Carla took on a more behind-the-scenes role when she joined the Naranjeros de Hermosillo Baseball Club, where she was until 2019 director of Public Relations, being the first woman to work in a executive position at her current organization. Since 2019 and now she is the Communication Director and Image for the team. 

Brenda Elsey |  Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University and Co-Host of Burn It All DownBrenda Elsey is an associate professor of history at Hofstra University. She is the coauthor (with Joshua Nadel) of Futbolera: A History of Women in Sport in Latin America and author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile, as well as numerous academic articles on gender and popular culture in Latin America. Her work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, and The New Republic. She is development lead for the Fare network in the Americas, an NGO that fights discrimination in soccer and develops grassroots projects using soccer for social justice. She is the co-host of the weekly sport and feminism podcast Burn It All Down.

Julio Ricardo Varela | Journalist, Senior Executive for Futuro MediaCo-Host of In The ThickJulio (Julito) Ricardo Varela is an award-winning journalist and senior executive for Futuro Media, which produces Latino Rebels, the globally-recognized digital news site he founded in 2011 and still directs. At Futuro, Julio is also co-host of the In The Thick political podcast with Maria Hinojosa and senior digital editor for Latino USAPreviously, Julio was digital producer for Al Jazeera “The Stream” and his work has been featured in many global outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Guardian, Quartz, Le Monde, WGBH, WNYC, Face the Nation, MSNBC, Fusion, Univision and Telemundo. He has made numerous national TV appearances for Futuro Media.

Victor Ocando | International Sports Lawyer, Lecturer, and external Legal Counsel for soccer clubs and agents in Venezuela, South America and Europe. Victor Ocando is an international sports lawyer with experience as an external Legal Counsel for soccer clubs and agents in Venezuela, South America and Europe. He is a frequent lecturer in conferences and seminars about Sports Management and Sports Law. 

Hosted By: 

Andrew Ramsammy | Director of Digital Content for Global Sport Matters and Global Sport Institute

Event starts: 11AM Pacific US; 2PM Eastern US

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Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

June 5, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm
Live Show

College and pro sports are coming back. On an economic scale, expected loss in profits are discussed daily prompting a rush to restart. As we see parts of the world reopening, eyes on sport in particular, it will be the coaches that will deal directly with any success or fallout moving forward.

What are coaches doing in the meantime to prepare and focus? They are joining Zoom Sunday, a weekly gathering of coaches from all levels of sport for mentorship, support, and, of course, trash talking.

COVID-19 is just one of many areas discussed between experienced and newer coaches. Guidance is another: How to bring the best out of your team, media bias, moving forward in your career, and what to expect with NIL ruling. 

The return of sport is more than just the next game, it has repercussions for each individual involved. How will coaches work through ensuring both physical safety as well as mental health safety? And amidst worrying about their players, jobs are also on the line.

On the next show, we talk with collegiate coaches about the return of sport without a vaccine, moving forward in the career, the reset moment with NIL, and the balance of maintaining physical and mental health. 

Joining the conversation:
Venessa Jacobs | 
 Head volleyball coach at Southern University
Kerrick Jackson | Head Baseball Coach at Southern University
Geoff Arnold | Head Coach for Mens Basketball at Rider University
Dawn Staley | American basketball Hall of Fame player, South Carolina Women's Basketball Coach, three-time Olympic gold medalist, Naismith Player of the Year '91 & '92, Naismith Coach of the Year '20

Led by:
Scott Brooks | 
Director of Research at Global Sport Institute

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Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

Photo credit: Getty Images: MediaNews Group/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images / Contributor

June 12, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm
Live Show

Palestinian girls clad in masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic take part in an open-air boxing training near the beach in Gaza City on May 12, 2020. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Governors announce the reopening of major leagues and communities, but what does this mean for youth sport? Professional teams may have deeper pockets to fund necessary precautions for players, but the youth sport industry has suffered major financial setbacks due to COVID-19. Even if youth sport is given the green light, without a vaccine available, many parents aren't willing to take the risk. 

In a recent poll, Global Sport Institute asked whether parents would allow their children to return to their organized sport, 62% said they would not due to concerns of catching COVID-19, and 63% said that they wouldn't allow their child to return until there was a vaccine.

This episode we talk to the experts about how kids are coping without sport, what it will take for parents to feel safe, and how COVID-19 will continue to impact the future of youth sport.

Panelists announced soon...

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Event starts: 11AM Pacific US; 2PM Eastern US

Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

November 1, 2020
8:00am

2020 Global Sport Summit

Global Sport Summit 2020 originally scheduled for April 2-3 is suspended until further notice. Please see our official statement here. Please note that Nov. 1 is serving as a placeholder and is NOT a confirmed date.

The third annual summit will return to the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event will explore cutting-edge research and bring together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sport. This year will take a special focus on "Sport and The Body" - the Global Sport Institute's annual theme for the current year.

Who should attend? Any individual or organization with an interest and/or involvement in the broad world of sport. Including but not limited to:

  • Sport-related CEOs and leadership teams
  • Researchers, scholars, and academics
  • Sport entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors
  • Sports journalists and/or media professionals 
  • Sports historians, documentarians, or those working in humanities
  • Sports-related public relations and marketing professionals
  • Non-profit and community leaders
  • Students

The Global Sport Summit past program partners include: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Sports Law and Business; W. P. Carey School of Business, Sports Business; School of Community Resources and Development, Community Sport Management; and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sports Journalism; School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Sports, Culture and Ethics.

 

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