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Olympian and UT Ex Sanya Richards-Ross will be Spring Commencement Speaker

Gold medal Olympic sprinter, humanitarian and Texas Ex Sanya Richards-Ross will deliver the commencement address during the 130th Spring Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas at Austin Olympics Experts

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

University of Texas at Austin Explores its Tradition of Olympic Athletes

Event: The University of Texas at Austin has a deep tradition of athletics beyond football, baseball and basketball. Longhorn swimmers, divers and track and field athletes have made names for themselves beyond Texas on the national and international stages via the Olympics. From 1936 to 2010, 139 University of Texas at Austin student athletes have…   » Continue Reading

Sport tourism can transform a city, bring major economic gains, says sport policy expert

Sport tourism can transform a city, bring major economic gains, says sport policy expert

You know you're a good marketer when you can attract tourists to your town for a regatta — and the nearest navigable body of water is almost 1,000 miles away. Alice Springs, a city in the Australian Outback, took on the challenge and created the quirky Henley-on-Todd Regatta in 1962 to celebrate a couple of…   » Continue Reading

The University of Texas at Austin Starts Program to Examine Intersection of Sports, Media and Culture

The College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin has established the Texas Program in Sports and Media to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and research on sports, media and culture.

Twenty-seven Longhorns represent six countries in 2008 Olympic Games

Twenty-seven Longhorns represent six countries in 2008 Olympic Games

Going for Gold: Twenty-two current or former Longhorn student-athletes have earned spots on their respective countries' 2008 Olympic team and a total of 27 athletes and coaches will represent their countries from Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China.

Kinesiologist’s Sports Drink Fuels Olympians

This summer's Olympics has a Longhorn flavor, with members of the U.S. Olympic swim team using workout and recovery sports performance drinks created by Dr. John Ivy, chair of the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

Experts Available to Discuss the 2008 Olympic Games

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.