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Article written by Kimberly S Schimmel, Kent State University, USA "On the 50th anniversary of the ISSA and IRSS, Kimberly Schimmel, one of the leading scholars on sport, urban policy and the political economy of development reviews the trajectory of

Article written by Lawrence A Wenner, Loyola Marymount University, USA "On the 50th anniversary of the ISSA and IRSS, Lawrence A Wenner, Editor-in-Chief of the IRSS and a key foundational scholar of media and sport, considers how the study of

Article written by Geoffery Z Kohe, University of Worcester, UK "Engendering interest and support among young people was a key strategy for the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Part of the approach entailed promoting the event as a

Article written by Paul Smith (De Montfort University, UK), Tom Evens (Ghent University, Belgium) and Petros Iosifidis (City University London, UK). "Based on seven different sports broadcasting markets (Australia, Brazil, Italy, India, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United

Article written by Anika Oettler from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. "Global mega-events are widely perceived as a tool used by host countries’ elites to propagate national narratives. But how are the messages actually decoded by international publics? The article

Article written by Bárbara Schausteck de Almeida from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil, Chris Bolsmann, from the California State University Northridge, US, Wanderley Marchi Júnior from the Universidade Federal do Paraná/CAPES, Brazil and Juliano de Souza from

Article written by Milena M. Parent from the University of Ottawa, Canada and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, and Elsa Kristiansen, Eivind Å Skille and Dag Vidar Hanstad from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway. "This

Article written by Arnout Geeraert from the KU Leuven, Belgium. "This article starts from the assumption that the European Union (EU) could play a leading part in reducing the negative environmental impacts of sport. The extent to which the

Article written by Paul Smith from the De Montfort University, UK, Tom Evens from the Ghent University, Belgium and Petros Iosifidis from the City University London, UK. "Based on seven different sports broadcasting markets (Australia, Brazil, Italy, India, South

Article written by Andrey Makarychev from the University of Tartu, Estonia and Alexandra Yatsyk from the Kazan Federal University, Russia. "This article analyses how two large-scale sports events in Russia shape regional identities and brands, and prompt different social

Article written by Katerina Girginova from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA. "The Olympic Games are not only the world’s biggest media event but now also the world’s largest hypermedia (online, mobile, and social media) event,

Article written by Martin Müller from the Universität Zürich, Switzerland, and John Pickles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. "In the past decade mega-events have entered a new phase of global reach, as post-socialist countries

Article written by Steffi Wurster from the Independent Film-Maker, Germany. "The film “Homes for Games” consists of documentary footage showing the profound transformation of Imeretinskaya Bay, the location of the Olympic Coastal Cluster in Sochi, situated on the Black

Article written by Martin Müller from the Universität Zürich, Switzerland. "This paper proposes a tripartite framework of transportation, transformation and translation to conceptualise the circulation, mutation and impacts of mobile policies as translocal, socio-material networks. Drawing on material from

Article written by Ryan J Thomas from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, and Mary Grace Antony from the Schreiner University, USA. "This study used newspaper comment on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London as an

Article written by Kris Erickson from the University of Glasgow, UK, and Lingling Wei from the Bournemouth University, UK. "Special legislation associated with mega sporting events has enabled new forms of cultural enclosure, effectively commoditising aspects of cultural expression

Article written by A Hartley (from the Infection and Immunity Department, Barts Health NHS Trust, London), R Foster (from the Jefferiss Wing Centre for Sexual Health, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London), MG Brook (from the GU Medicine,

Article written by Richard Giulianotti from the Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, and the Telemark University College, Telemark, Norway, Gary Armstrong from the Brunel University, London, UK, Gavin Hales from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK, and Dick Hobbs

Article written by Ryan J. Thomas from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Mary Grace Antony from the Schreiner University, USA. "This study used newspaper comment on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London as an avenue

Article written by Andrew Billings and Brittany D. Young from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. "A total of 118 hr of sports news broadcast programming was subject to gender clock-time analysis, half from Entertainment and Sports Programming

Article written by Martin Müller from the Universität Zürich, Switzerland. "This paper proposes a tripartite framework of transportation, transformation and translation to conceptualise the circulation, mutation and impacts of mobile policies as translocal, socio-material networks. Drawing on material from

Article written by Andrew C. Billings and Coral Rae from the University of Alabama, Leigh M. Moscowitz from the College of Charleston and Natalie Brown-Devlin from the Conversant Media, Chicago, USA. "On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins became the

Article written by Rebecca Coates Nee from the San Diego State University, California, USA. "Due to rising consumer interactions with televised events through social media, NBC proclaimed that the 2012 Olympics would be the “social Games.” The economically motivated

Article written by Holger Preuss from the Institute for Sport Science, Mainz, Germany and the Molde University College, Norway. "A mega sport event involves huge investments in city infrastructure. After the event, the structures that remain may be an

Article written by Timothy B. Kellisona from the University of Florida, USA, and Sungil Hongb from the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. "Research question: Owners and architects face mounting pressure to incorporate environmentally sustainable features in new

Article written by Geoffery Z. Kohea and Will Bowen-Jonesa. "A legacy emphasis was one of the fundamental pillars of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The notion of an Olympic legacy was predicated on assumptions that the event's value would

Article written by Kris Erickson, from the University of Glasgow, and Lingling Wei from the Bournemouth University, UK. "Special legislation associated with mega sporting events has enabled new forms of cultural enclosure, effectively commoditising aspects of cultural expression that

Article written by Rebecca Coates Nee from the San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. "Due to rising consumer interactions with televised events through social media, NBC proclaimed that the 2012 Olympics would be the “social Games.” The

Article written by David Rowe from the University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. "The experience of watching sport on television is changing with the proliferation of screens, the diversification of screen-based content, and the extension of interactive

Article written by Walter Gantz and Nicky Lewis from the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. "In this essay, we examine a series of platform, content, reception, and lifestyle factors likely to shape sports fans’ use of traditional and newer digital

Article written by Yair Galily from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. "One of the fundamental issues in the relation between television and sports has been the transference from watching a game or a sport in the field (the

Article written by Pam Creedon fom the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. "Globally, the digital media has played a key role in generating attention, creating controversy and showcasing changes in media coverage of women’s sports. Social media have

Article written by David EJ Purdue and P David Howe from the Loughborough University, UK. "In this paper components of Bourdieu’s sociological theory will be utilized to systematically outline key constituents, and the interrelated power struggles, which shape Paralympic

Article written by Mark Norman, Matt Ventresca, Courtney Szto and Simon C. Darnell from the University of Toronto, the Queen’s University, the Simon Fraser University, Canada, and the Durham University, UK. "On October 24, 2012, the New York Islanders

Article written by Kevin Hull and Annelie Schmittel from the University of Florida, USA. "Doctors, journalists, and other advocates are attempting to draw attention to the dangers of head trauma in football, and the popularity of social media has

Article written by Luke Howie and Perri Campbell from the Monash University and the Deakin University, Australia. "Fantasy sports are played by millions of people throughout the world. By 2017, it is predicted to be an industry with a

Article written by Jeffrey W. Kassing and Jimmy Sanderson from the Arizona State University and the Clemson University, USA. "This essay explores a set of new media user trends that are (re)shaping fan–athlete interaction through (para)social connections. Acting as

Article written by Ceridwyn King, Nan Chen and Daniel C. Funk from the Temple University, USA, and the Griffith University, Australia. "Limited research has examined the decay of destination image (DI) using longitudinal repeated measures. This study used a

Article written by Kevin Hull from the College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, USA. "This study explored how student-athletes at UNC-Wilmington (UNCW) used Twitter to help save their swimming and diving teams from being eliminated. Both a

Article written by Makayla Hipke and Frauke Hachtmann from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln. "This study used a case-study approach to develop an understanding of how socialmedia strategy is developed and deployed in

Article written by Grace Yan and Nicholas M. Watanabe from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, University of Missouri, Columbia. "After the South Korean men’s soccer team beat its Japanese counterpart in the bronze-medal match at the 2012

Article written by Barbara Ravel and Marc Gareau from Laurentian University, Canada. "As reflected by the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, global women’s participation in sports seems to currently be at its highest levels ever. However, equality between men

Article written byAndrea Bundon and Laura Hurd Clarke from Loughborough University, UK, and The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. "Drawing on interviews with 25 athletes with disabilities and para-sport participants (coaches, volunteers, and supporters), and on posts and

Article written by Rodney B. Warnick, David C. Bojanic and Feng Xu from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. "Special events can have a sizable economic significance (ES) and economic impact (EI)

Article written by Kirstin Hallmann, Anita Zehrer and Sabine Müller from German Sport University Cologne, Germany, MCI Management Center Innsbruck and Innsbruck University, Austria. "The purpose of this study is to develop a destination image model that shows how

Article written by David Legg, Ted Fay, Eli Wolff and Mary Hums from Mount Royal University, Canada, State University of New York at Cortland, Brown University and University of Louisville, USA. "The inclusion of athletes with a disability into

Article written by Annika Bodemar and Eivind Skille from Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and Hedmark University College, Norway. "The aim of this paper is to explore how young leaders within the Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee experienced

Book review written by Dimitrios Kolyperas from Division of Marketing and Retail, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling. Book reference: <b>Sports public relations</b>, by Jacquie L'Etang, London, Sage, 2013, 2116 pp. ISBN: 9781512936194 (paperback). ISBN: 9781412936187 (hardback). The book review

Article written by Dongfeng Liu, David Broom and Robert Wilson from School of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Sport, and Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University. "Research question:This paper examines the legacy of the Beijing

Article written by Trevor Slack from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies, University of Alberta. "In this paper I argue that those interested in the management of sport should discuss their research with leaders in management and

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