Norbert Müller, the Academy’s 2013 International Honorary Doctorate Award recipient, was appointed by Pope Francisco to the Pontifical Council of Laity to represent the Catholic Church in the area of sport for the next five years.

Doug McDermott, a senior basketball player at Creighton University and the son of 2014 Alumnus of the Year, Greg McDermott was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Monday, 17 March 2014.

The 2014 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships will be held from 5-13 April 2014, in Salinas, Ecuador.

The 2014 International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport will be held from 10-12 April 2014, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The American Open Beach Handball Championship will be held 24-27 April 2014, in Gulf Shores, Ala.

“WISE – Work In Sports Exhibition” has announced that it will host the first ever International Convention for Careers in Sports from 7-8 May 2014, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The 3rd Annual International Surfing Association (ISA) World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championships will be held from 3-11 May 2014, in La Boquita and Granada, Nicaragua.

The 14th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects will be held from 19-22 May 2014, in Athens, Greece.

The 2014 Bupa Westminister Mile will be held on Saturday, 24 May 2014, in Westminster, London.

The 61st American College of Sports Medicine’s meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease will be held from 27-31 May 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

The Olympic Games and the Media, a five-week online course, will begin Monday, 2 June 2014.

The 2nd Strength, Conditioning, and Sports Therapy Research Symposium will be hosted by Coventry University on Thursday, 5 June 2014, in Coventry, United Kingdom.

The 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science entitled, “Sport Science Around the Canals,” will be held from 2-5 July 2014, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The 5th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference hosted by NCS4 will be held on 8-10 July 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The 2014 National Coaching Conference will be held from 18-20 June 2014, and will be held at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

The 2014 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition will be hosted by the NCS4 from 8-10 July 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society will be held from 16-17 July 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 2014 IMAGINE PEACE Youth Camp will be hosted by the International Olympic Truce Center from 26-31 July 2014, at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece.

The 2014 World Congress on Special Needs Education will be held from 11-14 August 2014, at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.

The 2014 World Leisure Congress will be held from 7-12 September 2014, in Mobile, Ala.

The 2014 International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) Congress, “Global Perspectives on Sports and Physical Cultures: From Past to Present,” will be held from 22-25 September 2014, in Doha, Qatar.

The 3rd World Scientific Congress of Combat Sports and Martial Arts will be hosted by the University of Rzeszow from 15-17 October 2014, in Rzeszów, Poland.

The 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research will be hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) from 30-31 October 2014, at Western University in Ontario, Canada.

The 2014 Sport Tourism Conference will be held from 10-12 December 2014, Coimbra, Portugal.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 5-21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.