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James Bingaman

sports networks like Entertainment and Sports Programming Network and Fox Sports since the 1990s, the sport enjoyed unparalleled attention in the United States during the spring of 2020 as the Australian Football League (AFL) decided to continue playing games amid the outbreak of COVID-19 ( Barrett, 2020

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Jimmy Sanderson and Katie Brown

The global pandemic stemming from the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has drastically altered sport in unprecedented ways. While every segment of the sport industry has been impacted, in terms of breadth, the youth sports sector is arguably the most significantly affected. For instance

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Roxane Coche and Benjamin J. Lynn

NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) returned to racing in Darlington, South Carolina, on May 17, 2020, more than 2 months after the last pre-COVID-19 event, on March 8. With no fans allowed at Darlington Raceway, the only way to follow the action live was to watch it on Fox

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Kyle R. King

to the game’s audience. This system of constellational leadership has been put on display throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes consent has been won among stakeholders and decisions benefitting public health have been made. Sometimes individual stakeholders have prioritized their own messaging

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Samuel M. Clevenger, Oliver Rick and Jacob Bustad

COVID-19, the nonhuman coronavirus pathogen that has made an unprecedented impact on global society, dramatically illuminates the intricate human and nonhuman interactions that have always existed in the contexts of sport and everyday life. It is important to recognize from the beginning the human

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Eduardo L. Caputo and Felipe F. Reichert

At the end of 2019, the first cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were diagnosed in China. After a short time, the increase in cases in several countries was notable. The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). 1

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William Roth Smith

The National Basketball Association’s suspension of the 2019–2020 season in mid-March, and the resulting domino-effect cancellations and postponements by sporting leagues and federations across the world, grabbed sport media headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although not as prominently

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Nicholas P. Davidson, James Du and Michael D. Giardina

The rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic has forced the sport industry into uncharted territory. Beginning on March 11, 2020, the sports landscape has encountered an unprecedented number of temporary suspensions, postponements, and cancellations ( Aschburner, 2020 ). Although most major leagues and

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Karen L. Hartman

The economic fallout from COVID-19 on U.S. collegiate athletic departments is a top administrative concern. So much so that on April 9, commissioners from five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I conferences sent a letter to Mark Emmert, the association’s president, to

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Samuel López-Carril and Christos Anagnostopoulos

)—are severely affected by a “disaster” like COVID-19, one may wonder what these PTSOs can do to turn such a disaster into something positive. With this research-based scholarly commentary, the authors suggested that PTSOs can transform “bad” into “good” by using CSR’s protective and deflective abilities, but