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
 
 
21.01.2022
How 2022 will epitomise sport’s surgeoning geopolitical economy
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon.
 
 
26.11.2021
Peng Shuai Case Highlights the Complexities of Sport’s Geopolitical Economy
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
12.11.2021
F1’s Gulf Triple-Bill Helps Regional Geopolitics Shift-up a Gear
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
22.10.2021
Football’s Consumable Past and the Soft Power of Nostalgia
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon and Dr Paul Widdop, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business at Leeds Beckett University (UK).
 
 
07.10.2021
The Soft Power of Sport in Domestic Development
By Hussa Al-Khalifa, Ph.D. candidate at Loughborough University, London.
 
 
27.09.2021
Chinese Football and Common Prosperity – How Evergrande’s Financial Excesses Went Unchecked
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
10.09.2021
Small Nation, Big Games – Qatar Gets Ready for 2022
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon
 
 
23.07.2021
Croatian Football: Talent, Success and a Lacking Overarching Strategy
By Ivan Tomic, (ProTomic Sport), associate at FourFourTwo football magazine and a consultant in the field of business in football.
 
 
16.07.2021
Football United or Europe Divided ? The Issues of Identity that Beset UEFA’s Euros
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon.
 
 
15.07.2021
Football as a Driver for Change
Interview with Arianna Crisicione, Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper and Women's Sponsorship Manager, Ambassador for Football4Climate, led by Estelle Brun, Research Associate at IRIS.
 
 
02.07.2021
China’s Championship Sponsors and the Relentless March of Beijing’s Politico-Economic Progress
By Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor and Director of Eurasian Sport at EMlyon.
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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