(Virtual) Around the World: COVID-19 & Sport


Event Type: 

Global Sport Conversation Series Education Events



Live webinar begins 11:00a (Phoenix, AZ); 2:00p (Eastern Time)

The global impact of COVID-19 has put a collective pause on the world of sport as we know it, and these unprecedented times will have a far-reaching impact long after the virus subsides. With the NCAA canceling championships, leagues halting seasons, and Olympic athletes at the mercy of the growing pandemic, many questions linger. What impact has been felt thus far? And what should we brace ourselves for when sports make their eventual return? Join us for a global discussion as we share perspectives from around the world.

Joining the conversation:

Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Maties Sports at Stellenbosch University and Executive Board Member of South African Rugby Union

Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon Business School

Tracey Holmes, Australian Journalist and presenter on ABC News Radio

Andrés Martinez, Arizona State University Professor of Practice & Journalist

James Skinner, Director for Sports Business at Loughborough University, London

Natalie Welch, Assistant Professor for Sports Management and Sports Marketing at Linfield College, enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Stephen F. Ross, Director for Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research 

Moderated by:
Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute

Around the World is the newest live 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.