Each issue of Global Sport Matters aims to share knowledge and focus its storytelling around a topic that makes an impact on sport and the world at large.
The Risk & Reward of Globalized Sport
Globalization has accelerated since the latter half of the 20th century, making sport a key cultural import. Whether it was a Michael Jordan sneaker or simply a ball and net that helped new communities discover soccer, the United States gave and received sport along with many nations around the world.
It’s unclear if those same silos still exist today. Sport is increasingly a means by which nations interact, and at a higher level of interconnectedness than ever. In what ways is sport’s impact being utilized as a tool for development and detriment around the world?
"Many of the worst problems in our youth sports system are rooted ... in losing sight of human rights."
“There will occasionally be the things that the U.S. will do specifically, but...a lot of it will be copies."