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Building Olympic Brands Beyond The Games

Advertising Week | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Duncan Hall, Strategist & Ewan Ferrier, Creative Partner at Brand Union The Olympics is arguably the greatest institution in our culture. It repr...

What Professional Sports Taught Me About Quick Decision Making

Damian Bazadona | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

For the past few years, my agency has created engaging digital campaigns designed to convert casual sports fans into devoted Major League Soccer fans....

Are We Going Overboard With Olympic Criticisms

William Morrow | Posted 07.27.2016 | Sports
William Morrow

Image Source The Olympic Games, or simply the Olympics, is the world's most respected and leading sports event. Yet, in spite of its esteemed stature,...

In Brazil, Girls Become More Self-Confident And Independent Through Sport

UN Women | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. What does being a winner mean? For 12-year old Adrielle Alexandre, who will carry the Olympic torch, it’s not only about ...

Atlanta Is The New Cleveland

Houston Barber | Posted 07.26.2016 | Sports
Houston Barber

When Mo Speights airballed his fade away three-pointer in the closing seconds of Game 7, it didn't just seal a Cavs victory, but relieved a crushing desperation from a city that has endured a generation of jokes.

From where I stand: Khalida Popal

UN Women | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown In Afghanistan, women football players are called prostitutes. Football is seen as a male ga...

Someone Tell Derrick Rose What Year This Is

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 07.26.2016 | Sports
Serge Leshchuk

While late to the news of Derrick Rose calling the New York Knicks a super team, the weekend was a necessary amount of time allotted to process this.

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

Ashland Johnson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ashland Johnson

The NBA has drawn the line in the sand for the sports community. The ramifications of anti-LGBT laws like HB2 are very real and cut deeply.

For Athletic Success, You Pay Now Or Pay Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.21.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Just about every sport has an off-season, during which a key focus should be on building your fitness that acts as the foundation for all of your othe...

Television Runs Sports, And That's Not Good

Ken Reed | Posted 07.19.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The mass media provides the financial foundation that drives commercialized sport. That has been the case for decades now.

Social Media & The Summer Olympics: Rio 2016 Prepares To Break Records

Cathy Hackl | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Cathy Hackl

Summer is starting to heat up and so is the buzz surrounding the Rio 2016 Olympics. In Brazil, some athletes will be breaking world records during the...

NBA Offseason Winners And Losers

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 07.18.2016 | Sports
Serge Leshchuk

This year will be described by NBA Historians (Is that an actual job? Because I want it.) as "the year all hell broke loose."

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 7: The Ethics of Avoiding the Extremes of Sports

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: Since we've already dealt with the Greek notion of the Golden Mean as applied to Success and the Family, I'm going to dispense once again wit...

Lando Vannata Was Not Wrong To Call Tony Ferguson 'Predictable,' But What Else Can He Foresee?

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

After his Fight of the Night performance at UFC Fight Night 91, Lando Vannata is likely looking at a long future inside the Octagon. But should things not work out inside the cage, Vannata may want to consider a career as an MMA analyst.

Trump's Bad Sports: Who Better To Tout A Bigoted, Immoral, Repugnant, Bullying Lunatic?

Christopher Lamb | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will have his friends in sports speak on his behalf at next week's GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Not With A Bang: Farewell Tim

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 07.13.2016 | Sports
Serge Leshchuk

Ever since Kobe's retirement escapade through 29 arenas in the NBA, I had a running joke. I kept saying that Tim Duncan will retire and we won't even know. He just won't show up to practice one day.

Sports: A barometer of Saudi reform

James Dorsey | Posted 07.13.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Mohammed Simsim, the president of the Saudi Arabian Weightlifting Federation, embodies existential dilemmas involved in Saudi depu...

My Olympic Journey: Off To Camp I Go, At The Olympic Training Center!

Lauren Gibbs | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Lauren Gibbs

The conversation went a little like this "So I tried out for the USA Bobsled team, don't worry I won't make the team but I am going to a bobsled camp ...

Watch: Official Teaser Trailer For 'The Hurt Business'

Generation Iron | Posted 07.11.2016 | Sports
Generation Iron

From the producers of 'Bowling for Columbine' and 'Generation Iron', 'The Hurt Business' details the lives of various MMA superstars, including Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones, competing in one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Olympic And Sports Boycotts

ADST | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
ADST

Sport boycotts have been effective measures for countries to express disdain and condemnation for the actions of another.

Boy Comforting Crying Soccer Fan Should Make Everyone Feel Better

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.11.2016 | Sports

A UEFA Euro loss is a tough pill to swallow for hardcore soccer fans, but one little Portugal fan made it a whole lot sweeter. A France supporter, cl...

Data in Football - A Lesson For Us in Advertising

Advertising Week | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Ravleen Beeston, UK Head of Sales, Bing Ads The ‘beautiful game’ has been front of mind for many over the past few weeks as we’ve watched th...

Jihad v. Soccer: The Islamic State's convoluted love-hate relationship

James Dorsey | Posted 07.09.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey If the Islamic State (IS) was serious about attacking Euro 2016, its plans clearly never materialized. Leaked transcripts of the i...

Full Stop

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Serge Leshchuk

I am tired of seeing tragedy without the appropriate reaction to said tragedy. The world is a complex and chaotic place, but one thing I am sure of: we need to stop treating racial and social issues in tiers.

The NBA's Newest (Spiritual) Super Squad

Louis Bolling | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Building relationships with teammates and an organization that share this type of philosophy, and knowing that For when I am weak, then I am strong, I believe Durant has inspired a case study on the intersection of sport, spirituality and decision-making in professional sports.