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“I Was Raised a Buddhist”: Tiger Woods, Race, and Asian-ness

Stanley Thangaraj

(Asian-ness and Asian American-ness) as another constellation of racial heteronormativity moored to Asian and Asian American-ness that proved necessary for Woods to wash off the negative meanings associated with black male sexuality in 21st century United States of America. This reading practice is

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Mobile Mega-Event Expertise in an “East Asian Era”

John Horne and Yoshio Takahashi

An “East Asian Era” has been unfolding in the hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and other sports and nonsport mega-events. 1 At the time of writing, Beijing is preparing to act as host for the next Winter Games in 2022, following PyeongChang’s hosting of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic

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Association of Social Networks and Physical Activity in South Asians: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America Cohort Study

Mitali S. Thanawala, Juned Siddique, John A. Schneider, Alka M. Kanaya, Andrew J. Cooper, Swapna S. Dave, Nicola Lancki, and Namratha R. Kandula

of inquiry is to determine how and to what extent social relationships influence physical activity in high-risk minority populations. One particularly high-risk and understudied group is South Asians (individuals from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). People of South Asian descent

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Glocalization and Sports in Asia

Younghan Cho, Charles Leary, and Steven J. Jackson

Asia’s sports-mediascapes are increasingly globalized and regionalized, as are the roles played specifically by global sports in the processes of reconstituting national imaginaries among local populations as they undergo the larger experience of globalization. As such, the thesis of “glocalization” developed by Roland Robertson informs the essays in this special issue that tackle recent trends in sports culture in Asian localities, engaged in a global arena. As Asian locales host mega sporting events and new mediscapes for the glocal sports industry, glocal sports fan, and the glocal athlete, the essays in this special issue propose crucial concerns for the discipline of sports studies.

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The Caffeine Supplementation in a Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Exercise in Obese Asian Women

Dian Listiarini, Wara Kushartanti, and Novita Intan Arovah

effect of caffeine may also depend on other factors such as training mode, habitual caffeine use, the timing of consumption, age, and sex ( McLellan et al., 2016 ; Mielgo-Ayuso et al., 2019 ; Temple et al., 2017 ). The effect may also be specific to race, such as Asians who tend to be metabolically

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An Ecological Exploration of Facilitators to Participation in a Mosque-Based Physical Activity Program for South Asian Muslim Women

Munira Abdulwasi, Meena Bhardwaj, Yuka Nakamura, Maha Zawi, Jennifer Price, Paula Harvey, and Ananya Tina Banerjee

Women of South Asian origin make up one of the largest visible minority groups in Canada. 1 , 2 The term South Asian refers to migrants and their descendants from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka. 2 In 2006, 1.26 million people in Canada reported South Asian heritage. 2 The South Asian

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Globalization, Urbanization & Sporting Spectacle in Pacific Asia: Places, Peoples & Pastness

Michael Silk and Andrew Manley

Within this paper we “hold together” an amalgam of intensive and extensive glocalization and the simultaneous reinscription of the importance of the global growth rationalities to aid understandings of contemporary Pacific Asian sporting spectacles. Through a series of four vignettes, we point to the place of sport within intense transformations within urban conglomerations in Pacific Asia. In so doing, we point to three central, and interrelated, problematics that appear endemic to Pacific Asian mega-events; raising questions over whose histories, whose representations and which peoples matter to, and for, the Pacific Asian sporting spectacle. Conclusions are centered on attuning our scholarly directions toward the structural inequalities embedded within these processes and transformations.

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Traditional Asian Games, Doing Critical Pedagogy and the Knowledge That Actually Counts in Australian Physical Education Teacher Education

John Williams and Shane Pill

This research describes and interprets Author 1’s experiences of introducing Asian games in teaching a new physical education teacher education (PETE) unit at an Australian university. It is situated in the context of the Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum (AC: HPE; Australian

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Prevalence, Sociodemographic, and Health Correlates of Insufficient Physical Activity and High Sedentary Behavior Among Older Adults in Singapore

Seema Aithal, Abhijit Visaria, and Rahul Malhotra

health concern ( Lee et al., 2012 ). The global prevalence of insufficient physical activity among adults, aged ≥18 years, in 2016 was 27.5%; however, it was higher, at 35.7%, in high-income Asia Pacific countries, which included Singapore (where it was 36.5%), the setting for this study ( Guthold et

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The Development of the Psychological Determinants of Exercise Questionnaire for Japanese Older Adults: A Questionnaire Based Upon the Theoretical Domains Framework

Robert A.J. Walker and Kazuhiro Harada

). Walkable area within which destinations matter: Differences between Australian and Japanese cities . Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 ( 2 ), NP2757 – NP2763 . 10.1177/1010539512466911 Suzuki , T. ( 2018 ). Health status of older adults living in the