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Edward M. Kian

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Paul M. Pedersen, Warren A. Whisenant and Annie Clement

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Cora Burnett and Wim Hollander

The United Kingdom-South Africa Sports Initiative was launched in 1994 to contribute to a sustainable and equitable sports development system in South Africa. The initiative was implemented in two phases. Phase I entailed planning and developing a national sports administration curriculum. In Phase II, planning was finalized and resources were provided for the development of a sports delivery system, and the program was monitored to identify (a) problems, constraints, and challenges; (b) solutions; and (c) an implementation plan. Coordinators (n = 5), lead facilitators (n = 2), facilitators (n = 10), and sports leaders (n = 9) were interviewed, and statistics were compiled on their race and gender. The conclusion of Phase II entailed monitoring different aspects of the sports leaders' course. The main trends identified through that process include the context, aims and objectives, style of presentation, and content of courses at different levels. Perceptions about ownership, management, and the possible impact of the initiative are discussed.

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Jimmy Sanderson

This case study examines star Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens’s image-repair strategies during a press conference he held to respond to allegations that he had used steroids and human-growth hormones earlier in his playing career. When professional athletes are confronted with allegations of cheating or illegitimately enhancing their athletic performance, they are faced with a crisis situation, and selecting and performing the appropriate response is paramount in repairing their image and mitigating personal harm (e.g., loss of endorsements). In many cases, however, professional athletes rely on attorneys, agents, or other individuals who might underestimate the relevance of appropriately communicating image repair, thereby resulting in the athlete’s image being further damaged. Although Clemens employed various image-repair strategies during his press conference, his failure to enact these strategies appropriately further harmed his reputation and ultimately raised more questions than he answered.

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Buffie Longmire-Avital, Takudzwa Madzima and Elyse Bierut

beneficial to all adults, there are notable disparities in the adherence to these recommendations. Black women are among the most physically inactive demographic groups in the United States, and it is reported that only 36% participate in the recommended 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity

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Chris Knoester and Theo Randolph

’s and child’s reports of their relationship closeness. Method Data for our analyses come from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCW). The FFCW is a longitudinal birth cohort study of the families of 4,898 children born in the U.S. between 1998 and 2000. It is an urban sample of births

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Nicole Johnson, Katie Hanna, Julie Novak and Angelo P. Giardino

community youth sport in the U.S., reports in the media continue to highlight the significance of this problem. Studies using a variety of methodologies are emerging and report significant rates of sexual, physical, and emotional maltreatment of young athletes. For example, due to variations in the methods