TOPSHOT - Silver medalist India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates on the podium following the women's singles Gold Medal badminton match at the Riocentro stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 19, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP / GOH Chai Hin (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP via Getty Images)

GSM Live: Can Sport Save the World?

Why this matters

Connectivity through globalized sport has brought unity and diplomacy to the world, but are the negatives starting to outweigh the positives?

Sport as a globalized commodity has brought unity and diplomacy throughout the world. It draws humans together from all backgrounds and cultures to compete on a world stage and is dubbed the “universal language,” because it can be shared and played anywhere and at any time.

But along with the benefits come the costs, both literally and metaphorically. From backlash over athlete activism to corruption to increasing financial costs, the balance of weighing the the worth of globalized sport can sometimes be lopsided.

On the next GSM Live, experts discuss where sport globalization is headed and whether our interconnectedness in today’s new world is tipping the scales of sport globalization in the direction of helpful or harmful.

Event Details
Friday, August 13th
Time: 11am - 12:30pm (Pacific) / 2pm - 3:30pm (Eastern)

Show Guests:
Andrés Martinez | Professor of Practice in the Cronkite School at Arizona State University

Lori Okimura | Trustee at SafeSport International and Executive Board Member at Angel City Sports

Fred Turner | Executive Director at Beyond Sport