2009 August

Equestrian Games Call on Neiman

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LeRoy Neiman, the United States Sports Academy’s 2007 Sport Artist of the Year, is the Official Commemorative Artist of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. Neiman has been the artist of five Olympics, four Super Bowls, the Breeders’ Cup and the Kentucky Derby. He is known for using bright colors to create action images of sports…

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PGA Tour Golfer Stewart Cink Wins Academy’s Alabama Athlete of the Month for July

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PGA Tour golfer and Huntsville, Ala., native Stewart Cink was named the United States Sports Academy’s Alabama Athlete of the Month for July. Cink, a 36-year-old who joined the PGA Tour in 1995, won his first career major when he made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation at the British Open, then overwhelmed Tom Watson in…

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Academy’s New Technology Prompts Course Streamlining

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The United States Sports Academy has combined a revitalized web site and user-friendly upgrades to offer students an exciting approach to its online academic programs. Starting with the Fall Semester 2009, beginning 10 September, the Academy’s online graduate courses will be tailored to focus on improved writing with the course content streamlined to meet this end. The streamlining of the…

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Academy Provides India with its First Sports Management Program

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The United States Sports Academy concluded an Agreement with Manipal University, India’s oldest and most prestigious private university, to provide the country’s first Sport Management degree program in the second most populous country in the world and take a significant step toward building a sports industry there. The Academy will provide the sports content and other curricular support for the…

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Academy Joins UTech to Form Caribbean School of Sports Science

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The United States Sports Academy and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) negotiated a new sports education program on 31 July 2009 to assist in the develop of the Caribbean School of Sports Science (CSSS). Dr. Arthur Ogden, the Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs, was contacted by UTech representatives about the sports program through a course that he taught at…

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China Advances Sport Education Program with Academy’s Help

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The United States Sports Academy has developed a relationship with China’s prestigious Renmin University to develop sport education programs in the world’s largest emerging market. The Academy has developed a “Protocol for Cooperation” with Renmin, known as “The People’s University of China.” Renmin, considered a Chinese equivalent to an “Ivy League” school in the United States, is a comprehensive research-oriented…

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IOA in Olympia, Greece Hosting Free Master’s Program on Olympic Studies

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The International Olympic Academy (IOA) in Olympia, Greece and the University of Peloponnese are combining to offer an exciting free post graduate studies program called “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events.” The program is based on the three pillars of the Olympic movement: Education, Sports and Culture, which constitute the foundation for Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy….

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Academy Offering Full Tuition Scholarships to Olympians and Paralympians

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The United States Sports Academy is showing its appreciation for the sacrifices made by Olympians and Paralympians by offering a full tuition Olympic Scholarship Program for the Academy’s Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.) degree. The Academy Olympic Scholarship is available to all United States Olympic and Paralympic participants. The classes are offered entirely online through distance learning. The Bachelor of…

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Tennis Stars Roger Federer, Serena Williams Earn Academy’s July Athlete of the Month Honors

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Wimbledon champions Roger Federer of Switzerland and Serena Williams of the United States were named Male and Female Athlete of the Month for July by the United States Sports Academy. Federer played for history at Wimbledon, winning an unprecedented 15th Grand Slam singles title and sixth Wimbledon crown in seven years with a victory over Andy Roddick of the United…

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Malaysia, Academy Continue Long Relationship Developing Sport Programs

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The United States Sports Academy is working with the National Sports Institute (ISN) in Malaysia to develop sport as a significant contributor to the country’s economy, continuing a relationship that dates back to the 1950’s when Academy founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich coached the country’s national track and field team. During a five-day visit to Kuala Lumpur, United States Sports…

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Academy To Provide Support To National Cheer Safety Foundation

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Reports that 65.2 percent of all catastrophic injuries to female athletes occur in high school cheerleading have led to efforts from the United States Sports Academy and the National Cheer Safety Foundation (NCSF) to educate cheer coaches. “Cheer safety education based on sports sciences is crucial in reducing catastrophic and over-use injuries in cheerleading,” said NCSF President and CEO Kimberly…

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