GeoSport
In the midst of profound global challenges and the re-emergence of geopolitics, sport is increasingly being utilised by governments, policy makers, businesses and others to achieve a multiplicity of goals. This includes using sport to build diplomatic relationships, enhance soft power, ease international tensions, and strengthen strategic position.

A growing symbiotic relationship of sport, global networks and geopolitics is increasingly evident. Qatar’s staging of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, China’s policy of stadium diplomacy in Africa, investments by sovereign wealth funds in sport, and the use of sports sponsorship programmes by national airlines are some of the many examples highlighting the significance of geopolitics and sport.

IRIS and emlyon business school collaborate on publishing timely, value-adding content that provides intelligent, informed analyses of contemporary issues in geopolitics and sport.

This platform will publish short articles, interviews, policy papers, podcasts and webinaire, all linked with sport and geopolitics.
Partners
  • IRIS
  • em lyon business school
 
 
11.06.2021
Will the Tokyo Olympics Get Lost in Translation ?
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
28.05.2021
The Energy-led Geography of UEFA’s Champions League Final
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon and Dr Paul Widdop, from Leeds Beckett University
 
 
21.05.2021
Rage Against the Machine – Have Football Fans Broken the Super League?
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
12.05.2021
Diaspora and Sport: Pelota and Identity in Different Communities
By Andrew McFarland, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at Indiana University Kokomo
 
 
07.05.2021
Make Love, Not War – T-shirts, Athlete Activism and an Ideological Schism
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
30.04.2021
The IOC Won’t Take a Knee: On the Rule 50, Protest Politics and (A)political Games
 
 
23.04.2021
Manchester City vs PSG: A Geopolitical Game?
Interview with Raphaël Le Magoariec, PhD candidate, geopolitologist within the Arab and Mediterranean World Team (EMAM) at the University of Tours. Conducted by Carole Gomez, Senior Research Fellow
 
 
09.04.2021
FC Barcelona, from Global to Local. Challenges Ahead?
Interview with Xavier Ginesta, Lecturer in Sport Marketing and Communication at the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), led by Professor Simon Chadwick from emlyon business school
 
 
02.04.2021
Globalised Sport: The Challenges of Governance
by Estelle E. Brun, Research Associate at IRIS
 
 
26.03.2021
Soft Power Songs: PSG, Rap and the State of Qatar
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon, and Dr Paul Widdop, Associate Professor of Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University
 
 
19.03.2021
Qatar and the FIFA World Cup 2022: Why is the event controversial?
Interview with Danyel Reiche, Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Qatar, led by Professor Simon Chadwick from emlyon business school
Contact
Senior Research Fellow at IRIS
Carole Gomez
 
Professor & Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
Simon Chadwick
 
Research Associate at IRIS
Estelle Brun
 
Associate Professor of Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University
Paul Widdop
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