Sport and Society’s Updates

  • Our History...

    Founded in 2010, the International Conference on Sport & Society provides a forum for the examination of sport from various perspectives, including: history, sociology, psychology, medicine, health, education, administration and management ...More

  • The Super Bowl: The Horror & the Glory

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    nybooks.com | Article Link | Nathaniel Rich

    During the two weeks before the Super Bowl there were more than 10,000 news articles written about the slight deviation in air pressure of the..

  • Photos: Sochi, Russia, a Year After the Games

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by James Hill

    A year after the Sochi Olympics, the flags of the competing nations continue to flutter in the breeze rolling in from the Black Sea and oversize cud..

  • Human Rights and the 2022 Olympics

    nytimes.com | article link | by Minky Worden

    The Olympic spirit has come to this: Two authoritarian countries are vying to host the 2022 Winter Games, competing to endure a huge financial strain for the benefit of burnishing their public..

  • Africa Cup Disrupted by Ebola Concerns

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by Jere Longman

    Fear of the spread of Ebola has now thrown Africa’s most important soccer tournament into disarray.

    Morocco was removed Tuesday as host of..

  • From the Community: Sport Alumni Featured in Documentary

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    Marcus Amos, an alumni of the Sport and Society Conferene as well as one of our past Graduate Scholars, was recently featured in a documentary entitled "Locker..

  • In Coverage of N.F.L. Scandals, Female Voices Puncture the Din

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by Jonathan Mahler

    Last week, the ESPN anchor Hannah Storm did something she had never done in her 30-year career in sports broadcasting: She deliver..

  • In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by Nick Wingfield 

    SEATTLE — A bewitching creature — half woman, half deer — battles a shaman and a sentient tree. Lightning bolts strike. Weapons explode. Nasty s..

  • Ebola: Three athletes banned from Youth Olympics

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    (CNN) -- The Ebola crisis caused by the deadly virus sweeping through West Africa has forced the International Olympic Committee to ban three athletes from the region competing at the Youth Games in Nanjing,..

  • The Ninety-Minute Anxiety Dream

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    nybooks.com | Article Link | by Simon Critchley

    Soccer is an oddly amnesiac activity, in the sense that spectators tend to look toward the next game rather than remember the last one o..