Sport and Society’s Updates

  • Taylor McKee – Winner of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Sport and Society, Volume 7

    The Sport & Society Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of “The Rink and the Stage: Melodrama, Media, and Canadian Hockey,” by Taylor McKee, as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 7 of The Internatio.....More

  • Courtney Hoffmann Joins the Sport and Society Advisory Board

    The Sport & Society Advisory Board is honored to welcome our newest member – Courtney Hoffmann

    Courtney Hoffmann is a Learning Specialist and Academic Adviser at The George Washington University. She has worked, and lived, all over the cou...More

  • 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...More

  • 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...More

  • 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...More

  • Africa Cup Disrupted by Ebola Concerns

    Image Courtesey of Wikimedia Commons/ Nick Wiebe

    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...More

  • From the Community: Sport Alumni Featured in Documentary

    Image Courtesey of Wikimedia Commons/The U.S. Food and Drug Administratinon

    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...More

  • 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...More

  • 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...More