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Andrew C. Billings, Paul J. MacArthur, Simon Licen, and Dan Wu

Media renderings of the Olympics continue to offer opportunities for hypernationalism. This study analyzes the same basketball game (U.S. vs. China in men’s basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics) through the lens of 4 different telecasts in the United States, China, Slovenia, and Canada. Results illuminate us/them and collectivist/individualist dichotomies, differing themes of redemption and expectation, and stark contrasts in network style and content in game coverage. Ramifications for theory, fans, and network gatekeepers are postulated.

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Allison Smith, Yan Gioseffi, and Jeffrey Graham

specifies the nature of social good and provides a relevant framework for thinking about good practices. Virtue Ethics is concerned with the development of human character and cultivation of the good ( DeSensi & Rosenberg, 2010 ; Twietmeyer, 2017 ). Specifically, Virtue Ethics is grounded in the work and

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Liz A. Wanless and Michael Naraine

through skill building ( Burke et al., 2013 ; Judge et al., 2011 ; Pierce & Petersen, 2010 ; Pierce et al., 2011 ; Wanless et al., 2016 ) and, by nature, demanding the cultivation of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making ( Foster & Dollar, 2010 ; Klein & Riordan, 2011 ; Malouf

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Leeann M. Lower-Hoppe, Liz A. Wanless, Sarah M. Aldridge, and Daniel W. Jones

; Wanless et al., 2016 ) and, by nature, demanding the cultivation of critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision making ( Foster & Dollar, 2010 ; Klein & Riordan, 2011 ; Merseth, 1991 ). However, the time-intensive effort required of the instructor and students ( Klein & Riordan, 2011 ; Merseth

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David Pierce and James Johnson

appointments, and giving sales presentations, rather than reactively processing sales as requested by customers. Development Development officers raise funds in the athletic department through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned gifts ( Gauthier, 2009

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Ramon Spaaij and Nico Schulenkorf

Recent research has examined how sports events and sport-for-development projects can create, sustain, and maximize positive social impacts for local communities. This article takes this debate forward by arguing that the cultivation of safe space is a key ingredient of sport-for-development management and community event leverage. Safe space is conceptualized as a multidimensional process that involves physical, psychological/affective, sociocultural, political, and experimental dimensions. Drawing on empirical findings from Sri Lanka, Israel, and Brazil, the article shows how these dimensions of safe space operate and interact in practice, and identifies practical strategies that sport managers, policymakers, and practitioners can use to cultivate safe spaces in and through sports projects and events.

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Hans C. Schmidt

). One especially relevant perspective is that of cultivation theory. Cultivation Theory The premise of cultivation theory, as developed by Gerbner ( 1969 ; Gerbner & Gross, 1976 ), is that much of the way that people understand the world comes not from personal experience but from exposure to media

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Jerred Junqi Wang

government, the facilitation of bicycle export to overseas markets, and the cultivation of a culture of sacrifice. At the same time, as Turpin points out, the positive impact of World War I on the bicycle industry was more like a bandage than a panacea. In Chapter 3, Turpin examines the responses of the

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Amy Baker, Mary A. Hums, Yoseph Mamo, and Damon P.S. Andrew

four phases: initiation, cultivation, separation, and redefinition ( Chao, 1997 ). Furthermore, certain environmental factors (e.g., opportunities for mentoring, organizational climate) or barriers (e.g., access to mentors, fear of initiating a relationship) may inhibit or facilitate the process

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Samuel M. Clevenger, Oliver Rick, and Jacob Bustad

US society is not natural, nor even guaranteed. Rather, sports position of prominence requires continuous cultivation by a complex and collusive network of commercially driven parties.” Sporting and commercial media organizations operate within that complex, collusive network, and their public