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Dr. Mary Hums
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Dr. Mary Hums is Professor of Sport Administration at the University of Louisville and Research Fellow with the Inclusive Sports Initiative at the Institute for Human Centered Design.

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Sport for Development and Peace 365

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 11:25 AM

There are things we do and look forward to every day. Some people can't wait for that first cup of coffee in the morning. Others eagerly check their Facebook page to catch up on all the latest happenings with their friends. Some live for that big hug when their partner...

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The Future of Sport

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:48 PM

This post is written to recognize and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3. The theme of the 2014 IDPD is Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.

On any Saturday afternoon in a local park, one can hear children's voices, cheering families, and the...

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Olympic Day, Olympic Values and Sport for All Abilities

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 10:25 AM

Olympic Day was Monday June 23, taking place this year during the World Cup, which generates a great deal of energy and excitement for the power of sport around the world. It feels that there is growing momentum for the role that sport has to contribute to educational and development...

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Power of Sport to Inform, Empower and Transform

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 5:06 PM

In August 2013 the United Nations declared that April 6 will now be recognized as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP).

According to the United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP):

The adoption of this day signifies the increasing recognition by the...
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Sport for All Makes Us More Fully Human

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 11:02 AM

The time has come to go beyond the status quo of who gets to participate in sport. Let's envision every sport, recreation and physical activity program in the U.S. and worldwide as an opportunity for inclusion, for participation by those on the margins. Do that, and lives everywhere will be...

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