Academic explores the impact of coronavirus on global sport in global roundtable

Loughborough University London’s Professor James Skinner took part in a virtual round table panel discussion looking at the impact of coronavirus on sport across the globe on Friday 3 April 2020.

Hosted by Arizona State University, Professor James Skinner was joined by fellow academics and sporting experts to discuss how COVID-19 has put a collective pause on the world of sport and the potentially far-reaching impact after the virus subsides.

With many major sporting competitions cancelled or postponed, the panel delved into the consequences of moving such events as the Olympics, and how we should brace ourselves for when sports make their eventual return.

The event saw panelists and attendees from around the world discuss the place of sport in society, especially in the current climate. The full panel included:

  • Professor James Skinner, Director of the Institute for Sports Business at Loughborough University London
  • Tracey Holmes, Australian Journalist, and presenter on ABC News Radio
  • Professor Andres Martinez, Arizona State University Professor of Practice & Journalist
  • Professor Stephen Ross, Pennsylvania State University, Professor of Law, Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research
  • Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Maties Sports at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Natalie Welch, Asst. Professor for Sports Business and Marketing at the University of Tennessee, member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at EMLYON Business School

You can hear the full roundtable discussion online.