Sports Destination Management Magazine

January/February 2014

The post-holiday winter doldrums might not get people fired up about sports – until you think about how much is waiting for us. As the Olympics in Sochi take over our TVs, America will be enjoying anything and everything taking place on ice and snow.  It’s hard not to catch that Winter Olympic fever, no matter how sunny your home state. What we need to get just as motivated for, however, is what immediately follows: The Paralympic Winter Games, showcasing the achievements of athletes with impairments. Each time, those Games reignite the competitive fire in a sector of the population that was once discounted as having sports potential.  What we need to ask ourselves, however, is what we’re doing in our communities to offer and promote sports for athletes with special challenges – and how to make our events truly welcoming. (Think about it; it would be a great New Year’s resolution.)

Winter doesn’t have to be dark and cold. When we look at it in the right light, it is filled with excellent sports opportunities – for everyone. And that means everyone.

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Business Development
Combining Social and Traditional Media for Maximum Effectivess

Events for Athletes with Special Needs: Effective Planning for Athletes with Visual Impairments

Destination Spotlight
Lincoln, Nebraska: America’s Sports Center
Greensboro, North Carolina: Playing The Game in ‘Tournament Town’
Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Sports Town with the Element of Surprise
Lubbock, Texas: The Value-Added Sports Experience

Executive Insights
USA Table Tennis: An Interview with Michael D. Cavanaugh

Industry Leadership
New and Expanding Markets: Brave New Worlds

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Skateboarding and BMX: Extreme in the Mainstream

Stay-To-Play: A Roundtable Discussion

Regional Focus
Northeast: Small Towns with Big Sports Potential

Service Solutions
Winning Over Non-Athletes: Activities for Family Members and Guests

Special Report
NASC Preview: NASC Sports Symposium - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sports Facilities
Basketball: Courting the Win

Sports Landscape
Winter and Ice Sports: Winter Sports In An Olympic Year

Sports Outlook
Emerging Interests in Sports: Tracking Trends in High School Sports


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