As the professional cycling community continues to come to grips with doping confessions that have rocked the sport, The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication's Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) will host its 2013 McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society, titled "The Real Price of Winning at All Costs: A Discussion… » Continue Reading
University of Texas at Austin experts are available to discuss a range of topics related to the London Olympics, from the physical performance of elite athletes to the organization and management of a large-scale international sports event. Nutrition and Athletic Performance John Ivy Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Kinesiology and Health Education Chairman,… » Continue Reading
The University of Texas at Austin's H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports has been selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be an Olympic Studies Center (OSC).
Event: Athletes have allegedly been using steroids and performance-enhancing drugs for more than 20 years, yet it's only over the past five years that the issue has received significant attention from sports journalists. Last week, ABC and ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger said he doesn't trust journalists when they report about steroids. Malcolm Moran, the… » Continue Reading
Sport has the power to unite citizens regardless of their race, ethnicity or religion. Sport is tightly woven into the fabric of American life — from preschoolers participating in soccer tots and gymnastics, to the culture surrounding high school football, to the myriad business models with professional sports at the center.
Event: Dr. Verner Moeller, a top international scholar at Denmark's Aarhus University, will be the guest speaker at The University of Texas at Austin's first McCraw Lecture of 2010-11. Moeller will discuss doping and the media in elite sports, focusing on whether or not media allegations that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has… » Continue Reading
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games will be held Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China. More than 10,000 athletes are expected to compete in the games, including 18 current or former University of Texas at Austin student-athletes.