Based on a study of the economic impact of hosting professional sports teams in 37 US cities, the authors conclude that professional sports generally have little, if any, positive effect on a city's economy.
Knowledge bank: Sports tend towards, endorse and depend upon the physical transcendence of humanness. In this respect, sport offers a unique environment where transhumanism can gain social credibility and where its ideals become manifest and normalised.
Knowledge bank: Claudio Tamburrini is an expert on philosophy of sport and he argues that a ban on genetic doping is not only impossible to implement but is also unfair and violates the personal integrity of athletes.
Knowledge bank: One hand, the military dictatorship used the soccer World Cup 1978 to gain political prestige at home and abroad. On the other, the Argentinians celebrated football because they regarded it as something of their own. Indeed, this World Cup had many faces...
Knowledge bank: Dr. Wade F. Exum served as Director of Drug Control Administration for the USOC, 1991-2000. He earned both his MD (1977) and MBA (1986) at the University of Colorado and did his psychiatry residency at the University of California-Davis and Yale (1991). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. An advocate of reform in the way sports doping is handled, Exum is currently involved in litigation with the USOC. He answered Keeping Tracks questions via e-mail
Knowledge bank: In spite of the attention given to the Australian Aborigines before and during the Summer Olympics 2000 in Sydney, the games didn't change their human rights situation. Genuine racial equality in Australian sport remains disturbingly out of reach, writes professor and human rights expert Colin Tatz