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Is Brazil Ready for the World Cup on June 12th, 2014?

By Spiro Doukas Contributor, Global Sport Management News The Athens 2004 Olympics, the 2012 Sochi Olympics, the 2010 South Africa World Cup, and now the 2014 Brazil World Cup have all had their fair share of criticism for delays and costs. However with the FIFA World Cup in Brazil being held from June 12 through July 13, 2014, there are still questions about how this tournament will transpire.
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Boston Marathon Bombing Resiliency Embodies Global Sport Leadership Values of Collective Strength

By Dr. Lisa M. Miller, Professor and Lead Editor, and Maria McManus, Contributing Positive Psychology Author, Guest Contributor On the morning of April 15, 2013, while athletes were powering to the end of a grueling 26-mile run, and their family and friends were gathered to celebrate their determination, two bombs exploded. What had been a thrilling scene of pride-filled joy, turned instantly into bloody, terrifying chaos. And while the pain and grief of the many losses, what happened next was truly remarkable. From the decisive action of first responders, volunteers and bystanders, to the coordinated efforts of agency leaders, to the collective defiance and support of the community as a whole, the phenomenon of “Boston Strong” emerged. For their report “Why Was Boston Strong?”, researchers at Harvard University interviewed the leaders responsible for the successful response to the bombing, including law enforcement, transportation, and medical organizations.
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Leading the Sochi Olympics: What Will Be the Lasting Legacy?

By Spiro Doukas, Ph.D., Global Sport Management News Section Editor, and Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Global Sport Management News Editor Sochi will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in February, 2014. The past, present, and future of Russian sport leadership comes into focus as time progresses toward the mega sporting event. Russia experienced rapid growth for the past several years and even though the financial stability was respectable for the awarding of the Olympics, costs begin to exceed forecasts with the building or restructuring of stadiums and infrastructure associated with the Olympics. The forethought must be implemented appropriately about how to logistically host fans, athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
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English Institute of Sport: Helping the High-Performance Athlete to Flourish

By Arabella Ashfield, Performance Lifestyle Advisor Guest Contributor, Sports and Fitness Network The elite level athlete is required to invest large amounts of time, energy, effort and commitment to be able to compete on the international stage. Yet, this dedication is not confined to the training schedule of the sport itself but stretches to the way the athlete lives their life. Preparation in the form of a healthy balanced lifestyle, appropriate nutrition and sleep are among the many elements which contribute to optimal performance. The successful world-class athlete creates the correct environment to enable him or herself to train, compete and maximise their potential.
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Soccer, FIFA, and Sport Racism

By Monica Sainz Global Sport Management News, Section Editor Soccer, also known as football worldwide, has seen its share of racism issues for decades. Players, most often are the victims of racism by fans, or even coaches. FIFA has responded for decades with global anti-racism campaigns, sanctions and other policies to try to put a stop to these problems.
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