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“Time to Award Some Medals”: A Comparative Social Media Analysis of Olympic Coverage in the United States and Australia

Kelsey Slater, Dunja Antunovic, Meg S. Messer, and Sam P. Dreher

The International Olympic Committee heralded the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games as the “most digitally engaged Olympic Winter Games in history” ( International Olympic Committee, 2022b ). Indeed, traditional broadcast media and social media are converging to create a space where sport fans can actively

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Print Media Framing of the Olympic Games Before Canadian Referendums: The Cases of Calgary 2026 and Vancouver 2010

Jared F.K. Monaghan and Claudio M. Rocha

Most of the emerging literature on sport megaevent bidding examines the Summer and Winter Olympic Games ( Bason & Grix, 2017 ; Lauermann, 2016 ). Until recently, the rights owner of the Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), facilitated international bidding contests to host the Games

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“Under One Banner”: The World Baseball Softball Confederation and the Gendered Politics of Olympic Participation

Callie Batts Maddox

In late July 2020, baseball and softball will make their return to the Olympic program after a twelve-year absence. Hopes are high that the popularity of both sports in Japan will lead to a successful showing in Tokyo and justify the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to reinstate

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“Beyond Women’s Powers of Endurance”: The 1928 800-Meter and Women’s Olympic Track and Field in the Context of the United States

Colleen English

-meter race proved inaccurate, their damage had been done. Over the next few years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other sport governing bodies, such as the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), debated whether or not women’s track and field should be included on the program

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Sports Media as Empathy Facilitator: The Contrasting Influence of Paralympic and Olympic Content

Kim Bissell, Andrew C. Billings, and Bumsoo Park

larger audiences. To wit, NBC Sports Network aired 70 hr of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, up 175% from the prior Games ( Paulsen, 2016 ). Still, the overall number of Paralympic viewers (143,000) represents just 0.52% of the viewers witnessing NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games (OG; 27

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Print to Podium: Exploring Media Coverage of 2016 Olympic Athletes’ Perceptions About the Zika Virus

Amanda Kastrinos, Rachel Damiani, and Debbie Treise

Every 4 years the Olympic Games bring together millions of people from around the world to participate in a shared experience. The Games are unique in uniting individuals from all backgrounds and birth countries to sit in the same arena or similarly glue their eyes to the television, participating

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The Gerald R. Ford Administration and the Olympic Movement: Political Games

Erin E. Redihan

Given the recent geopolitical implications attached to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, there are times when it seems as though politics should be a medal event at the Games. The politics surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi offer another recent example where the bureaucratic moguls

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Ending an Elite Sports Career: Case Report of Behavioral Activation Applied as an Evidence-Based Intervention With a Former Olympic Athlete Developing Depression

Carolina Lundqvist

psychological treatment delivered to a retiring Olympic athlete who developed depression after career termination. The Heterogeneous Nature of Depression The label depression is commonly adopted in literature to describe conditions representing a mixture of individual experiences varying in severity and

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The Nationalistic Revolution Will Be Televised: The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games on NBC

James R. Angelini, Andrew C. Billings, and Paul J. MacArthur

A population of NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics (64 hours) was analyzed to determine differences between the media treatment of U.S. and non-U.S. Olympians. Results showed that U.S. athletes were highlighted at three to four times to rate their successes would suggest. In addition, American athletes were more likely to be depicted as succeeding because of their intellect, commitment, and consonance while non-American athletes were more likely to be depicted as failing because they lacked the strength and skill of other athletes. From a personality/physicality standpoint, American athletes received enhanced comments about their outgoing/extroverted nature while non-American athletes received more comments about the size and parts of their bodies. Ramifications for framing theory and Olympic nationalism research are articulated.

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Lessons Learned Consulting at Olympic Trials: Swimming Through Growing Pains

Dolores A. Christensen and Mark W. Aoyagi

The literature on the practice of sport and performance psychology (SPP) is lacking in recent contributions from student practitioners despite previous calls for additional contributions (Holt & Strean, 2001; Tonn & Harmison, 2004). A recent graduate from a master’s degree program in SPP was invited to attend USA Swimming 2012 Olympic Team Trials as a member of the support staff for the club swim team she had been consulting with for the duration of her graduate training. The focus of this paper is to expand upon this gap in the literature by providing a first-hand account of a young practitioner’s experiences at a high-performance meet. The neophyte consultant’s use of supervision for personal and professional preparation for Olympic trials, her experiences there, including ethical dilemmas encountered, and the lessons learned from attending such an event so early in her career will be discussed. Future implications are also offered for graduate students and early career professionals in SPP.