Dilemmas of an Overseas Athlete: Priya Desai + Emily Dolan

Dilemmas of an Overseas Athlete: Priya Desai + Emily Dolan

Coronavirus and Sports - April 24, 2020 - 22:16

For most American professional athletes, the delays and stoppages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have created uncertainty within the confines of the broader infrastructure of the American sports industry. But for those athletes whose careers have taken them overseas, the issues at play increase exponentially, Sports Illustrated reporter Priya Desai breaks down the issues facing American athletes navigating the pandemic from across the globe. And professional soccer player Emily Dolan, a goalkeeper with Real Betis Féminas in Sevilla, Spain, shares her experience watching the pandemic unfold in the two communities she calls home.

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SI's Coronavirus and Sports podcast is bringing you stories and news updates about how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the world of professional sports. Hosted by Luis Miguel Echegaray, this series will explore all the ways in which athletes, teams, leagues, fans, and everyone else in and around pro sports are dealing with the fallout from a completely unprecedented event. Listen every weekday as we all look to understand: What happens to sports when there are no sports?