Behind the Game: When Sport and Policy Collide
Alexander Stoney & Rayyan Esmail
Sports are an integral part of life, culture and economics. From the wealthy ownership groups and the talented players and athletes to the diehard fans, sports have the power to unite people from all different backgrounds. However, the interplay between the many groups and socio-economic forces of sports creates a complex environment of public and private sector policy and decision-making and progressive social movements. “Behind the Game” will focus on these forces that we often cannot see, analyzing issues such as the impact of immigration on sports, the effects of the pandemic, urban planning of stadiums and gender inequality in sports. The summer of 2021 will provide a schedule of fascinating and pivotal sporting events, including EURO 2021, Wimbledon , and the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Throughout the summer, Associate Managing Editor Alex Stoney and Editor-in-Chief Brian Huynh are ready to guide you through the complex policies and decision-making in the world of sports. As we prepare for a summer of major international sporting events, we are excited to provide up-to-date and insightful policy analysis surrounding the biggest news in sports.