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

Jan Ludvigsen, John Hayton

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalManaging Sport and Leisure
Early online date20 Jun 2020
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jun 2020

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