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GSM Live: COVID-19 & the Reset of Sport (Video)

A man wearing a protective mask sitting in an empty stadium during the twenty-second day of lockdown in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 14, 2020. (Photo by Saroj Baizu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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GSM Live: COVID-19 & the Reset of Sport (Video)

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?

On May 1, 2020 this episode of GSM Live's guests were Tracey Holmes, Australian journalist and presenter on ABC News Radio, Victoria Jackson, Arizona State University clinical assistant professor of history, specializing in sport, and former NCAA champ and retired professional track and field athlete, and Howard Bryant, American author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality with ESPN. Hosted by Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute and adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport.

About GSM Live
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.

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COVID-19 & Sport

COVID-19 is the rival no one in sport could game plan for. As many live events remain at a standstill and the world keeps adapting, how is sport resetting upon its staggered returns?