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:
- How will sport resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
- How may COVID-19 or related public health precautions impact acute and chronic health, fitness, or sport performance?
- How do people respond to the situation in your sport?
- What is helpful and what is less helpful in dealing with the current situation resulting from the pandemic?
- 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/.