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Student Taskforce 1: Using Sport for STEM Education

• Published on 04 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : Taskforce Student 2014 STEM Education Speakers:Patrick D’Amelio, CEO, Washington STEMShawn Edmondson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Washington STEMFehad Behzad, CEO, Qatar Racing ClubScott Westgaard, Al-Anabi Cultural and Educational AttacheJimmy Mason, Instructor, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Director of School Racing TeamThrough the illustration of drag racing via the College of North Atlantic-Qatar, the importance of STEM education was exemplified. “Having a thorough understanding of STEM principles allows something like drag racing to exist and protects the lives of those who race”, stated (...)
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Olympism4Humanity (“O4H”) Youth Ideals Project Workshop

• Published on 04 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : Taskforce Student O4H 2014 Moderated by: Alexis Lyras, Director, Olympism4Humanity, USA Points of Discussion:The purpose of this task force was to motivate participants to implement developmental initiatives based on discussions held at Doha GOALS Forum. The conversation included participants from several continents including North America, Africa, Europe and Asia, and highlighted recent successes of past Doha GOALS Forum attendees who created programs in their local communities and inspired others to do the same. For instance, the students from last year’s Canadian student delegation were so (...)
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Criminalisation of doping offences debated in ethics panel at Doha GOALS Forum

• Published on 04 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 Doping Ethics The debate over the criminalisation of doping offences in sport was one of the key topics of this morning’s discussions at the Doha GOALS Forum, during the opening panel of ethics in sport.Sir Craig Reedie, Vice President, International Olympic Committee, called for increased cooperation between the public authorities and sporting regulatory bodies to improve the efficacy of sanctions.Reedie, the current President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said: “If you cheat, especially at the highest level of a sport, you can inflict huge damage on that sport. Yes, sport should sanction(...)
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• Published on 04 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 student tasforce Powered by Ryan Bowd, Director of Education, Josoor Institute and former Head of Practice: Sport Development, Education and Mass Participation, IMGLed by Simon Lewis, Team Planet Sports, previously Head of Sports and Sustainability for the World Wildlife FundMeegan Jones, Founder, Greenshoot PacificJustin J. Zeulner, Chief Operating Office, Green Sports Alliance and former Senior Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Portland Trail BlazersJen Regan, Principal & Chief Sustainability Officer at We Bring It On and former Global Sustainability Director, A(...)
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A Case Study: The Crisis in Cycling

• Published on 04 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 plenary cycling Facilitated by Stephane Bermon, Sports physicians and exercise physiologist, Monaco Institute of Sport Medicine and Surgery, MonacoPanelistsFrancesca Rossi, Director, Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation, ItalyAndrey Kashechkin, former professional cyclist, KazakhstanEric Boyer, former professional road racer and former manager, Cofidis Team, FranceOver long periods of time, the sport of cycling has been subjected to much controversy and disruption from various doping crises. Eric Boyer said: “To exist you have to win. But you don’t have to win at any expense.”The pressur(...)
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