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Understanding COVID-19’s impact on the sports sector

Respond: Guidance for sports executives

The effects of COVID-19 continue to ripple through the world’s health, educational, financial and commercial institutions, and the sports ecosystem is no different. The nonstop sports entertainment we’ve come to expect has come to a halt. This article discusses how owners, broadcasters and advertisers are trying to figure out the various downstream impacts of the pandemic while also considering new technologies and channels to help engage fans during suspended or modified league operations.

  • Topics covered in this article:
  • The potential long-term impact on the pro sports ecosystem
  • Challenges for sports businesses
  • Questions sports owners, executives and boards should be asking now
  • Practical next steps
  • The role of sports in our shared recovery

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