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Global Sport Matters Live: COVID-19 & The Reset of Sport

During our first global conversation in early April, we spoke with experts from every continent about the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the world of sport. Out of this, we came across a big question: "How do we reset sport?", posed by Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at emLYON Business School.

In our next conversation, we start chipping away at this idea.

Resetting sport can mean many different things. How will sport operate moving forward? Can we take this moment to evaluate changes needed to make sport better? Will change actually happen?

On this episode we'll invite a panel of experts on to the show to talk sports around the globe and hit on the rumored return of baseball and sports in the USA, bringing back sport in Australia amidst players' concerns, and what COVID-19 means for women's sport and the fight for equality.

Joining the conversation:
Tracey Holmes, Australian journalist, is a presenter on ABC News Radio, with an extensive career in television and radio, specialising predominantly in sport.

Victoria Jackson, Arizona State University clinical assistant professor of history, specializing in sport, and former NCAA champ and retired professional track and field athlete.

Howard Bryant, American author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality. He writes weekly columns for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, ESPN, and appears regularly on ESPN Radio.

Moderated by: 
Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute and adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport

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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.


Previously on Global Sport Matters Live: COVID-19 + Sport

(Video length: 1:30:35) This global discussion shared perspectives from around the world and took place on Friday, April 3rd. 

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?

Global Speakers on this episode featured Tracey Holmes (Australian Journalist and presenter on ABC News Radio) Andres Martinez (Arizona State University Professor of Practice & Journalist), Ilhaam Groenewald (Chief Director of Maties Sports at Stellenbosch University , S. Africa), James Skinner (Director for Sports Business at Loughborough University, London), Simon Chadwick (Director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon business school), Steve Ross | Director for Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research. Moderated by Kenneth Shropshire (CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University).

Event Type: 
Global Sport Conversation Series
May 1, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm