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Academy President Speaks at International Forum on 2016 Rio Olympiad

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Brad Thatcher, left, of Thatcher Co. in New York, poses for a photo along with United States Sports Academy President and CEO, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Brazilian journalist Mario Viana, and Peter Tichansky, the President of the Business Council for International Understanding. Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Sports Academy, presented at…

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Brazilian Olympic Committee President Earns Eagle Award

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Eagle Award Medallion Because of his successful efforts to bring the Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to South America for the first time, lawyer and President of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s Eagle Award. Nuzman has long been a prominent figure in Brazilian sports lore. Born in…

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Florida’s Director of Athletics Named Sports Management Award Winner

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Carl Maddox Sports Management Award Medallion University of Florida director of athletics Jeremy Foley, who completed a remarkable rise from ticket office intern to the leader of one of the most successful college athletic departments in the country, has been named winner of the United States Sports Academy’s Carl Maddox Sports Management Award. Foley has steered Florida’s emergence as one…

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ESPN’s Corso Honored With Reagan Media Award

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Ronald Reagan Media Award Medallion ESPN college football studio analyst Lee Corso, the popular, mascot-gear wearing king of predictions on the network’s popular College GameDay show, has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s Ronald Reagan Media Award. Corso joined ESPN in 1987 after 28 years of coaching football at the college and pro levels. After originally…

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Deadline to Choose “Mr. Basketball” Nears

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Deadline to vote on naming “Mr. Basketball” is 26 November 2009. Time is running out to submit votes for the United States Sports Academy’s “Mr. Basketball” contest. Voting to name the new sculpture dedicated to basketball in the Academy’s environmentally-friendly Sport Sculpture Park closes on Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 2009. Through the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu/ballots/basketball-player, people are invited to…

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Help Academy Support Toys for Tots

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich meets with members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation during a past Toys for Tots drive. The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 15th year to help underprivileged children enjoy a memorable Christmas. The Academy has long been…

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Asian Countries Hosting December Games

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The Southeast Asian Games and the East Asian Games are scheduled for early December 2009. Vientiane, Laos will host the 25th edition of the Southeast Asian Games 9-18 December 2009. The biennial multi-sport event involves participants from 11 countries in Southeast Asia. This is the first time Laos is hosting the games. Competing countries include: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,…

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Italian Sports Media Leader Accepts Distinguished Service Award

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Mina P. Valyraki, a member of the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees, presents Italian sports communication specialist Franco Ascani with a Distinguished Service Award. Longtime President of the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Franco Ascani was honored with a 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy. Mina P. Valyraki presented the award as a…

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Deadline to Choose “Mr. Basketball” Nears

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Larsen’s inspiration, “High Aspirations” (detail) by Ernie Barnes There is less than a month remaining to help the United States Sports Academy in its efforts to name “Mr. Basketball.” Voting to name the new sculpture dedicated to basketball in the Academy’s environmentally-friendly Sport Sculpture Park closes on Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 2009. Through the Academy’s website at http://www.ussa.edu/ballots/basketball-player, people are…

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Oregon win over USC named Week 9’s Best in College Football

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Oregon’s opening-night loss to Boise State is a distant memory these days. The Ducks took control of the Pacific-10 Conference in Week 9 with a dominating 47-20 victory over USC, handing the Trojans their worst loss since 1997. The panel of experts who make up the selection committee to determine the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the…

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