The Olympic Summer Games in London offered a mix of old and new as the city hosted for an unprecedented third time, combining its storied history with the realities of staging a modern event. Lisa Delpy Neirotti, professor of sport management at the George Washington University and Jason Gewirtz, Managing Editor of SportsTravel magazine were on site and filed this scorecard grading the results of the event's organizers.
As part of the legacy, there are a variety of diverse topics the committee has been brainstorming and planning on. One of the projects is to use the Team GB Olympians each year. These Olympians will be asked to spend a total of 5,000 days a year to go around schools to teach, mentor and encourage young students.
American spectators have become accustomed to watching mixed martial arts fights on TV or live in Las Vegas, or Atlantic City. Most people are aware that it is a sport combining moves and rules from wrestling, boxing, jiu-jitsu, and kick boxing, and other contact sports, and that it is practiced in a cage. This relatively new discipline has its roots in different corners of the world, such as Japan, Europe and Pacific nations, but also Brazil, also famous for its combat sports.
In 2000 Boteler became the first woman to compete in the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships taking home the gold against an all-male field. She repeated the feat in 2001 becoming the 8th ranked person in men’s canoe! Her successes and lobbying were rewarded with the addition of national championships for women in all canoe events in 2002. Next up, the Olympics.
Worldwide sport management blogging sites help engage students in classroom content areas. The current sport event topics keep students informed about the world of sports that may be unfamiliar to them.
A look at the past twenty two years of the two largest global sporting events (The Summer Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup) and countries that have hosted them reveals an interesting trend regarding the traditional hosting nation and future hosting nations.