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Boston Bombing: How Participants and Spectators Can Help Keep a Race Safe

Yesterday’s Boston bombing has rocked our country. The prestigious Boston Marathon is a day in which the race organizers expect to deal with challenges; however, yesterday the preparation and response of these race organizers were put to the test.

No Love for Sexual Misconduct

Colby College just finished its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct committed by fifteen of its students. Although for privacy reasons Colby College has disclosed little information, according to The Colby Echo’s article on February 8th, it is believed that football players were spying through a window to watch their teammate receive oral sex from a female student. Although the act of voyeurism did not amount to any criminal charges, the college concluded that the school’s sexual misconduct policy was violated.

My First Regatta

This past fall I participated in my first regatta. I was nervous and excited to see how my crew training would translate to my first competition. The venue in northern Virginia was stacked with many teams who were as equally eager to compete. However, as the day progressed I began to wonder if the event director tried to accommodate too many participants and boats for the venue.

Considerations for a Growing Event: Part II

As your event grows in size, there are additional considerations to ensure a safe and successful event. Below are some logistical considerations for which all race directors should plan for with a growing event.

First, consider the logistics of medical personnel. With more people on the course and more spectators in attendance, there needs to be a solid plan of how to identify those who are in need of medical assistance.

May 31, 2011: Increased Risk When Baseball Goes Into Extra Innings

More than six hours for a major league baseball game? That is what happened in a recent game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. The night game went after one o’clock in the morning with a day game fewer than twelve hours later. In order to break the tie, the night game took ten extra innings, nineteen in total. Also, collectively the teams went through sixteen pitchers, but at what cost?

December 30, 2010: New Year's Risk Management Resolutions

New Years is right around the corner and is a holiday known for the making of New Year's resolutions. These are often personal goals to improve one’s health, fitness, or lifestyle. However, this is also a great time to make New Year's resolutions for your sports organization. Below are some suggestions to get you thinking about your business in 2011.