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Philadelphia 76ers Go Beyond Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2013 | (12:42)

"Sports teams can inspire and spur change in ways that are unique from all other businesses" - Scott O'Neil, CEO, Philadelphia 76ers.

Scott O'Neil, the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, has seen sport change lives in more than one city. As president of Madison Square Garden Sports he led the...

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New York Yankees Go Beyond Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2013 | (15:43)

"All of the glory of all of those World Series Championships dim if you can't use sports as a vehicle to make lives better" - Jean Afterman, New York Yankees.

The unique position sports teams hold in a community is well established, but their role in that community has undergone...

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Michael Johnson Goes Beyond Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 15 July 2013 | (13:40)

When we talk about Olympic legends, it is hard to look beyond Michael Johnson. Three Olympic Games and four Olympic gold medals - two in his home Games in Atlanta - are enough proof of that. Michael's achievements on track have meant that he has stayed at the...

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Throw Them Out Of Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (16:27)

Two weeks ago, at Beyond Sport United in New York, David Stern, the Commissioner of the NBA for the last 30 years, spoke simply and plainly about racism in European football: "Throw them out of sport."

Since those comments, Lazio fans have made 'monkey chants' at Tottenham players...

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Different Leagues, Same Team

(1) Comments | Posted 16 October 2012 | (09:50)

America is a strange place to be at the moment. I've just got back from a three-day trip to New York in the grip of election fever, and I'd hate to have a fever that lasted as long as US elections - what a staggering waste of time and money....

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How Sport Can Save the Young, the Old and the Rest of Us

(0) Comments | Posted 24 August 2012 | (14:12)

Since the end of the Games it seems everyone in the country has given their view on the impact of the Olympics on the UK. That is perfectly reasonable - the cost and commitment of hosting a modern Olympic it should be a cause for mass engagement. And unlike many...

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London 2012: Why Being 'Cool' Matters

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2012 | (10:50)

The past few days confirmed that London is delivering not just the greatest Olympics in history but, more interestingly, the 'coolest'.
Walking along the bustling streets of East London or through the crowds in Hyde Park this weekend, it was evident that London has rejuvenated the Olympic...

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A Journey Beyond Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2012 | (00:00)

Just over seven years ago, on 6 July 2005, I was in Trafalgar Square jumping around hugging my friends, colleagues and family as Jacques Rogge said one little world that sent us all into a state of joyous delirium.

This week I carry the Olympic Flame in my home city....

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Sport's Dance With the Devil

(2) Comments | Posted 18 July 2012 | (00:00)

Ticketing complaints aside, I have been surprised by the support the British press has shown for the Olympics over the last years. The comfortable silence has been down to a number of factors - LOCOG being a pretty sharp, well-run organisation being number one. The organisers have also been keen...

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Cheers, Fears and Tears - Sport's Dysfunctional Role Models

(1) Comments | Posted 9 July 2012 | (14:33)

In three days the Andy Murray caricature has gone from almost instantly dislikeable - moody, angry and seemingly spoilt Scotsman - to gracious, emotionally resonant British hero who, whether destined to win multiple Grand Slams or not, is beloved of a nation.

I would pat his PR people on the...

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