Sept. 10, 2013 Sport Studies News from Africa, New York, Oregon, & Venezuela

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on September 10, 2013

  1. Top athletes off to Jamaica Namibia Sport (Africa). “Five of Namibia’s top athletes left for Jamaica yesterday as part of a long term training programme with the aim of improving Namibia’s chances of winning medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Under the programme, the Namibian athletes will train with Jamaican superstars like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell while they will also study sport management and journalism at the University of Technology of Jamaica.”
  2. 2013 Careers in Sport Symposium (Saturday, October 12th) : Ithaca … Kyle Woody (NY). This year’s Symposium — which coincides with Homecoming/Alumni Weekend — will feature three rounds of three panels: Trends in Sport Management…It’s time for our annual Careers in Sport Symposium. Any and all campus and community members are invited to stop by Saturday, October 12th starting at 8:15 a.m. in Textor Hall.”
  3. Continuing Education and Certificate of Advanced Achievement in … SBWire (OR). “Bodies that move are healthier bodies. For those interested in the study of how the body moves and performs, Wexford University online now offers continuing education and a Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Kinesiology for Health, Fitness and Wellness Professionals. The course focuses on the study of muscles, bones and joints and movement.”
  4. Venezuela: Success for the Conference on top-level sport (Venezuela). “The conference organised jointly in Caracas by Gerencia Deportiva Internacional (GDI), the FIFA/CIES Programme sponsor in Venezuela, and CIES on issues related to sports management, met with great success. More than 170 participants attended the second International Conference on top-level sport organised in the district of the Venezuelan capital. Among them were representatives from the Venezuelan Ministry of Sports, the municipality of Caracas, the National Olympic Committee and Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET), the academic partner of CIES in Venezuela.”

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