In The News

September 26, 2018

"Sports and social issues are inextricably linked, and now Arizona State University is looking for innovative ways that people can harness sports to actually drive social change.

The Global Sport Institute at ASU has launched a new $10,000 competition for ideas that improve communities through sports. The Global Sport Social Impact Challenge will reward people who come up with inventive concepts, such as bringing a sport to an area that doesn’t have it or repurposing a facility to offer sports."

September 25, 2018

"When Wyomia Tyus and John Carlos stood in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City for the first time in 1968, they helped launch a movement of athletes raising their voices — and in the case of John Carlos, raising his fist. Their goal was to bring light to racial inequality in the United States. A half-century later, their message still rings loud in stadiums around the world."


September 20, 2018

"Karina Forbes Bohn, chief operating officer for ASU’s Global Sport Institute, whose goal is to examine issues impacting sports, said the institute is positioning itself to take an interdisciplinary look at sports-related topics such as concussions in the next year. She said it will do that through a series of events, faculty cross talks and messaging on its multimedia website, which is in partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication."