2013 March

Academy Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Reappointed to IOC Commission

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Dr. Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, reappointed Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to the IOC’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission for 2013. He is currently the only American on an IOC Commission, serving on the Culture and Olympic Education Commission since 1999. The Commission for Culture and Olympic Education advises the IOC on the promotion…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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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. Master’s Student Jared G. Garner (Lake Park, Ga.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Doctoral Student Yu-Jih Liu (Daphne, Ala.) – DSM Sports Management Human Resources Management…

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People, Places & Programs

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Dr. Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, reappointed Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to the IOC’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission for 2013. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, the Academy’s vice president and COO, is preparing to lead a faculty team to Gabon, Africa, to conduct a study of that nation’s sports efforts, which will lead to the…

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Please Send the Academy Your Sport Artist of the Year Nominations

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking nominations for its next Sport Artist of the Year. Each year, during the Academy’s Awards of Sport the university has “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete.” The awards are given to those who have made significant contributions to sport. This year’s Sport Artist of the Year will be honored Nov. 14-15….

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Sport Artist LeRoy Neiman's 1972 Munich Olympic Series Donated to the Academy's Museum

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A Minnesota art collector recently donated 10 serigraphs of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games by the late sport artist Leroy Neiman to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). Archie Leyasmeyer, a former University of Minnesota professor, made the donation after reading a Wall Street Journal story about other Neiman artworks on public display at ASAMA, which arguably holds…

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American Skiers Todd Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin Voted February Athletes of the Month

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American skiers Todd Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s February Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Ligety matched a feat last achieved by the legendary Jean-Claude Killly 45 years ago in 1968. The 28-year-old won three gold medals in the super-G, super combined and his specialty, the giant slalom. His performance at…

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Academy’s New Online Olympism Course Celebrates the Father of the Olympics During his 150th Birthday

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Want to learn more about the man many historians refer to as one of the least known greatest sports figures in history? In honor of his 150th birthday, the United States Sports Academy is offering an online course celebrating the life and works of Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the Modern Olympics. The Frenchman lived from 1863 to 1937….

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American College of Sports Medicine Leader Receives Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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For his more than 20 years of contributions to sports medicine and exercise science at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), James R. Whitehead received a 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy. Whitehead has headed the Indianapolis-based ACSM—one of the most powerful sport organizations in the United States—as its executive vice president since 1990 and…

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