2020 has been a year unlike any other. And with all of the challenges it has brought, so too has it brought interesting fields of study in sports research. It’s been a year marked by the impact of COVID-19, athlete activism and transformational technology in sport. From mental health to sustaining sport as we know it, this year has given us sport research findings to think about which really change the game. Here are some of the most intriguing research themes of the year, which we’ll see a lot more of in 2021 and beyond