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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Sport and COVID-19

ISBN 9781032009070
Published August 24, 2022 by Routledge
408 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the initial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global sport and the varying consequences of the sport shutdown on all levels of society. It also considers the many lessons that have been learnt so that sport stakeholders can successfully adjust and operate under the "new normal."

Featuring authors, cases and examples from around the world, the book explores the impact of COVID-19 on sport at all levels, from community sport – where local clubs, gyms and development programmes had to find ways to survive with pitches closed and projects cancelled – to the major professional sport leagues and sport mega-events, with events postponed and teams playing in empty stadia. It considers the economic, social and developmental impacts of the pandemic, including physical, mental and social wellbeing, and looks at how key professional and community sport organisations have reacted to the crisis, reflecting on the lessons learnt and preparations for future pandemics and challenges of similar size and significance. 

With COVID-19 now endemic in the global population, this is an essential reference for anybody working in sport, from students and researchers to managers, policymakers and development officers.

Table of Contents

Part I – Sport and the Pandemic: Setting the Scene 

1          COVID-19 and Sport: Setting the Scene

            Stephen Frawley and Nico Schulenkorf 

2          COVID-19 and the Sport Sector

            Lee Edmondson, Themis Kokolakakis, Shia Ping Kung and Ryan Storey 

Part II – COVID-19 and Professional Sport 

3          COVID-19 and Sport Governing Bodies: Pandemic Disruption

            Jonathan Robertson and Adam Karg 

4          COVID-19 and Professional Sporting Leagues: North America

            Xiaoan Huang, Chan Hyeon Hur and Nicholas Watanabe 

5          COVID-19 and Professional Sporting Leagues: European Football

            Daniel Plumley and Rob Wilson 

6          COVID-19 and Professional Sport Teams: Dealing with the Unexpected

            Michael Naraine and Brandon Mastromartino 

7          COVID-19 and Professional Athletes

            Michelle Hayes and Jason Doyle 

8          COVID-19 and the Precarity of Elite Women Athletes

            Darren T Baker, Lewis Whales and Stephen Frawley 

9          COVID-19 and the Narratives Surrounding Simone Biles and Athlete Mental Health During the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

            Andrea N. Geurin 

10        COVID-19 and Women’s Professional Sport Pandemic Effects: Mitigating, Manoeuvring and Reimagining?

            Michelle O'Shea, Hazel Maxwell, Sarah Duffy and Martha Lourey-Bird 

11        COVID-19 and the College Sports Industry

            Steve DeSimone, Victor Matheson and Siobhan Kiernan 

12        COVID-19 and High-Performance Sport Management: Athletes and Coaches       

            Lisa Gowthorp 

13        COVID-19 and Sports Consumption

            Daniel Lock and Aravind Reghunathan 

14        COVID-19 and Sport Sponsorship: Seeing the Silver Lining in Times of Crisis 

            Yiran Su and Heather Kennedy 

15        COVID-19 and Social Media Use by Sport Organisations

            Stirling Sharpe, Olan Scott and Bo Li 

16        COVID-19 and Sport Tourism

            Millicent Kennelly 

17        COVID-19 and Sport Stadia: Managing Large Sport Facilities During a Crisis Like No Other

            Richard Keith Wright, Koji Kobayashi and Thomas Fletcher 

18        COVID-19 and Esport: Digital Mediation in a Restricted World

            Emily Jane Hayday and Holly Collison 

19        COVID-19 and the Impact on Sports Betting Markets and Sports Bettors' Mental Health

            Hibai Lopez-Gonzalez and Levi Pérez 

20        COVID-19 and Sports Law   

            Catherine Ordway and Jack Anderson 

Part III – COVID-19 and Community Sport 

21        COVID-19 and Sport and Physical Activity: Specific Effects and the Importance of Home-Based Training and Learning

            Amri Hammami, Sofien Kasmi, Ezdine Bouhlel, Basma Harrabi, George P. Nassis, Magni Mohr and Peter Krustrup 

22        COVID-19 and the Fitness Industry  

            Lloyd Rothwell 

23        COVID-19 and Sports Clubs

            Svenja Feiler, Simon Beermann, Kirstin Hallmann and Christoph Breuer 

24        COVID-19 and the Developmental Aspects and Attributes of Sport

            Tony Rossi, Kat Raw, Andrew Friesen, Tom Patrick and Emma George 

25        COVID-19 and Sport Education: Youth Sport in the United States of America

            Bri Newland and Matt Bowers 

26        COVID-19 and Sport-for-Development 

            Marlene A. Dixon, Ashlyn Hardie, Stacy M. Warner, Emmaculate Owiro and Dennis Orek 

27        COVID-19 and Sport-Related Corporate Social Responsibility

            Christos Anagnostopoulos 

28        COVID-19 and Disability Sport: Imagining Disability Accessible and Inclusive Sport Management Futures

            Paul J. Kitchin, Andrew M. Hammond, Andrea Bundon, P. David Howe and Simon Darcy 

29        COVID-19 and Sport Volunteering

            Pam Kappelides, Haley Baxter and Russell Hoye 

30        COVID-19 and Innovation in Community Sport

            Per G. Svensson 

Part IV - COVID-19 and Global and National Sport Events 

31        COVID-19 and Global Sport Events           

           Geoff Dickson, Michael Craw, Richard Ajiee, Melody Johnston and Sean Phelps

32        COVID-19 and National Sport Events: A Case Study of the Sport Event Logistics for the 2021 Australian Road Nationals Cycling Championships

            Alana Thomson, Kipp Kaufmann, Verity Archer, Abdel Halabi and Josh Ambrosy 

33        COVID-19 and Sport in South Africa

            Brendon Knott and Janice Hemmonsbey 

34        COVID-19 and Sport in South America: Resistance, Indignation and Hope

            Luiz Guilherme Burlamaqui and Jorge Knijnik 

35        COVID-19 and Sport in Japan

            Yoshifumi Bizen and Daichi Oshimi

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Stephen Frawley teaches and researches sport management and Olympic studies at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 

Nico Schulenkorf is Associate Professor of Sport Management at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.