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Resourcing the sustainability and recovery of the sport sector during the Coronavirus pandemic

The sport sector has been among the most impacted by the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. As the global economy contracts, it is likely this market will be further affected, despite any public funding provided by government recovery packages.

In this context, innovative strategies and policies to diversify investment in the sector and stimulate domestic markets will be essential to scale sport’s positive impact on:

  • employment
  • health and wellbeing
  • contribution to economic recovery

Research and policy recommendations

To address this issue the Commonwealth has launched a research initiative to investigate policy options to resource the recovery and sustainability of the sport and fitness sector.

Economic impact of Covid-19 on sport discussion paper (PDF, 1.9 MB)