2012 June

Leroy Neiman’s Name Synonymous with Sports Art

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Leroy Neiman, the Academy’s 2007 Sport Artist of the Year, will be remembered as the artist who invented the genre of Contemporary Sport Art. He died Wednesday in New York at the age of 91. Neiman, a colorful and entertaining artist instantly recognized by his handlebar mustache, became widely known with his appearances on live television painting athletes at the…

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Academy Team Starts Retraining of Malaysia Physical Education Teachers

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A United States Sports Academy team of sports education instructors have begun retraining 1,000 of Malaysia’s physical education teachers as part of a new pilot program. The Malaysia Ministry of Education (MOE) approved a pilot program with the university and it kicked off in June and runs through December. The program is being taught in six different locations throughout the…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates and Honor Roll Students!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates. Bachelor’s Students Andrew Patrick Davis (Homer, N.Y.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Daniel S. Flowers (Swainsboro, Ga.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Robert T. Havens (Conroe, Texas)…

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Academy Offers Free Introduction to Coaching Course Online

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The United States Sports Academy is now offering its second FREE online course to the public. Introduction to Coaching is designed to help coaches develop the tools to become more successful as leaders, teachers and administrators. The course will help participants  learn how to define a coaching philosophy, communicate more effectively, motivate and support athletes, set goals, manage and prevent…

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American Sculptor Linson Wins International Olympic Committee Art Competition

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American Martin Linson’s bronze sculpture paying tribute to the Paralympic athlete won first place at the 2012 London Olympic Sport and Art Contest. The St. Charles, Mo., sculptor became the second American artist in the past three Olympiads to win the International Olympic Committee (IOC) art competition. The 2012 contest was held Monday, June 11 at the IOC’s Olympic Museum…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich participated as a member of the International Jury for the 2012 London Olympic Sport and Art Contest held at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Tim Foley, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, was inducted as part of the inaugural class into the Yucca Valley (Calif.) High School…

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Americans Josh Hamilton and Carmelita Jeter Voted Academy’s Athletes of the Month for May

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Texas Rangers’ slugger Josh Hamilton, who became only the 16th major league baseball player to hit four home runs in a game, and American sprinter Carmelita Jeter, who ran the world’s fastest time this season in the 100 meters at 10.81 seconds, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s May Athletes of the Month. Hamilton turned in a huge…

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Indy 500 Art Show Leads to Donation of Painting to Academy’s Museum by Greek Artist

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Following an exhibit honoring the Indianapolis 500, Greek artist Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki recently donated a painting of a blue and yellow Formula 1 race car to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). It is the sixth auto racing piece in ASAMA’s collection of nearly 20 pieces by Valyraki, who was named the museum’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year….

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