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Readers Interview: Sanjaye (Mauritius)

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In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name: Sanjaye Goboodun Country: Mauritius Function within your sport organization: 1st Vice President NOC Mauritius President National Olympic Academy Co Chair Sport & Environment Commission Secretary Mauritius Badminton Association Current employer: Chemical Engineer Most practiced sports in Mauritius: Football 1.How did you come involved in your sport organization, and what kind of tasks/functions do you have? Well I started my sport life as a badminton athlete. Had to stop sport career due to academic studies and joined in again as technical official and administrator. Afterwards through various stages I got elected in the National Olympic Committee (NOC). Within the badminton association I have to look over the secretarial aspects of the board meetings and office duties. At the NOC I am mainly responsible for promotion of Olympic values throughout our sporting realm. 2. What is the biggest challenge you currently have? Our biggest challenge here is to provide athletes the needed environment for them to prosper. It is not always easy to have all complementary requirements that the sport organization /athletes need to succeed. There will always be...

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28 Rules

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We all have experienced Murphy’s Law in our sports organization. You have either a big sport competition, seminar or trip, and a small thing happens, and sets off a whole chain of other problems and obstacles. I personally do not believe in superstition, but I have mentioned “Murphy Law” in the past on numerous occasions. The best way to explain this law is like “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. Well, recently I listened to a presentation of Peter Diamandis, who does not believe in such a law. In fact, he wrote 28 Rules who are too good not to share. Read everyone of them, and just remember them next time you fall into a negative spiral. If anything can go wrong, Fix It!!… to hell with Murphy! When given a choice… take both!! Multiple projects lead to multiple successes. Start at the top, then work your way up. Do it by the book… but be the author! When forced to compromise, ask for more. If you can’t win, change the rules. If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them. Perfection is not optional. When faced without a challenge, make one. “No” simply means begin again at one level higher. Don’t walk when you can run. When in doubt: THINK! Patience...

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Sports Illustrated winner Kids of the year 2012

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I normally don’t pay so much attention to the nomination of the Sports Illustrated prizes of the year, as they normally go to the best playing basketball player, baseball player or other multimillionaire athlete. For last year it seemed to be the same, as Lebron James was named the winner. He didn’t agree though, and said that the brothers Conner and Cayden Long, deserved this title more than anybody. After seeing this video, I am sure that you’ll agree....

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The biggest sportmanagement mistake in small organizations

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I am sure that you recognize this: A motivated group of people, most of the time headed by an amateur coach (=passionate sports lover), who runs a sports organization like a club, an after-school program or a community sports project. It always starts with just having fun, and then suddenly you want to enter a competition, travel abroad with your athletes, or perhaps affiliate to a national governing body to become eligible for funding. You then realize that you...

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Make your goals S.M.A.R.T !

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If you are part of a sport organization, you are probably participating in meetings. I want to ask you to analyze the next couple of meetings you attend, and count the number of ideas that are being brought forward. We all have ideas about how the development of our athlete, team, club, association or federation should take place, but one idea is definitely better than the other. Goals often start with brainstorming. This is not always necessary, but it...

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Readers Interview: Nahid Karimi (Iran)

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In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name:        Nahid Karimi Country:    Iran Function within your sport organization: Project Officer Development for Olympic Solidarity Programs Current employer: Olympic Committee of Iran Most practiced male sport for men: Football for women:Martial Art,s Shooting, Archery and Football 1.How did you come involved in your...

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10 Management lessons from the Olympics

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During the beginning of August I attended the Olympic Games in London, which were my second Olympics. My first experience were four years ago in Beijing (China), which ended like a nightmare as our best athlete was disqualified on the 200m, and therefore lost his silver medal. After a week he got the medal from the USA runner who didn’t feel that he deserved the medal. If you want to know more about this story you can watch this...

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Readers Interview: Martin Gleeson (Cricket)

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In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with biweekly interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name:        Martin Gleeson Country:    India Function within your sport organization: Chief Executive Officer, Sports Education Development India Ltd.  A sports education specialist Current profession/ job: Level 3 Cricket Coach from Australia Company profile:Cricket India Academy established three years ago in 2009...

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Olympic memories

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This Mastermind Sports Management is an online international group of professionals. On a monthly basis they will share their opinion on a certain topic. You can look at the background of each mastermind by going here. June 2012 topic: “Olympic Memories” In a month the Olymic Games will be organized in the city of London. Our members of the Mastermind Sportmanagemetn all have their experiences with the Olympics.   Dennis Miller (Fiji) Well I have quite a few great...

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Sport Management Interview

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The beauty of the internet is that if you are open to it, you can make connections with very kind people. I always look out to connect with people who have an interesting story to share, especially about sports and management. I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email from Brandon Yeager, with the request to do an interview. The introduction of the video takes about 50 seconds, and then the actual interview starts. Brandon does interviews with...

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