Toward COVID-19 secure events: considerations for organizing the safe resumption of major sporting events

Ludvigsen, Jan Andre Lee and Hayton, John (2020) Toward COVID-19 secure events: considerations for organizing the safe resumption of major sporting events. Managing Sport and Leisure. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2375-0472 (In Press)

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Abstract

The current COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted both elite and grassroots sports in a series of ways. Whilst accepting that many answers to emerging and relevant questions cannot be provided at this stage, this commentary discusses some of the organizational prospects of “post-pandemic” sports mega-events by focusing predominantly on the topics of volunteering and security management. Importantly, these are two central facets of mega-event organization that are likely to be impacted by the current crisis in some way as the world of sports aims to resume. By considering a number of emerging questions, this commentary calls for an engagement with some of the individual and social implications related to future mega-event organizations. It sheds light on some of the potential organizational challenges and management issues related to “restarting” sports and provides some directions for future interdisciplinary work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sporting events, crisis, Covid-19, organization, volunteering
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 15:21
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43910

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