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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? This global discussion shared perspectives from around the world and took place on Friday, April 3rd.

Global Speakers:

- 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

-Natalie Welch | Asst. Professor for Sports Business and Marketing, member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

- Steve Ross | Penn State

Moderated by Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University Around the World is a 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.