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The Conversation: A World without Sports

Lars Dzikus, an assistant professor of sports studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, explains how sports have been affected by major events in the past, and how the pandemic may lead to a new world of e-sports. Read the full article on The Conversation.

With COVID, the cancellation of live sporting events might seem like an afterthought. But this isn’t the first time sports have been put on hold. During previous crises and conflicts, sports have been stopped. But in the past, the reprieve was brief; sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together, helping them persevere and, ultimately, heal.


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Original Story from UT News