Special Call for Papers

Sport and COVID-19

The coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has now been deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all areas of life – and sports is no exception. Every aspect of sport has been affected, from the athletes themselves to every event and competition to the resulting media coverage. COVID-19 has upended sporting calendars and is superseding the business model of sports.
This special call for papers aims to serve as a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in various countries, asking for reflective contributions on the impact of COVID-19 in sport and the changes we may expect to see going forward, to exchange experiences, challenges, successes, and lessons learned during and for a future amid and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are interested in receiving both empirical research – such as it may be conducted in these times – and (shorter) theoretical and critical commentaries on the longer term – and present – implications of COVID-19. There are almost endless avenues of inquiry to be pursued as the ramifications of the pandemic become clearer. Authors are encouraged to submit on the following questions:

  1. How will sport resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
  2. How may COVID-19 or related public health precautions impact acute and chronic health, fitness, or sport performance?
  3. How do people respond to the situation in your sport?
  4. What is helpful and what is less helpful in dealing with the current situation resulting from the pandemic?
  5. How is sport currently organized and what will or should change?

The Sport Journal invites you to help address the issue of sport during and after COVID-19 through your research and writing. For submission guidelines, please see http://thesportjournal.org/information/.

Addressing Corruption in Sport

The world of sport in recent years has been rocked by highly visible ethical failures and blatant corruption that has stretched from the local and college level to the pinnacles of international competition. Whether it is financial corruption in international soccer, bribery related to the awarding of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs by Russia in the Olympic Games, or the vast recruiting bribery and fraud case in American college basketball, sport recently has seen some of its greatest scandals. What are the forces behind these crises in sport? How do governing bodies and other leaders prevent a perilous loss of faith in sport and its principles of honesty, integrity, and fair play? What can be done long term about corruption in sport?

The United States Sports Academy invites you to help address the issue of corruption in sport through your research and writing. The Sport Journal is currently issuing a special Call for Papers on the subject. Submit today and be a part of the solution of the crisis of corruption in sport.