On Saturday, September 7th, 2013, the International Olympic Committee will hear the presentations by the three final candidates (Madrid, Tokyo, and Istanbul) and select the city that will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Students will read the IOC Evaluation Commission and scholarly literature on Olympic host cities, watch the final presentations, and follow the international media coverage in order to critically examine the host selection process. Students will be expected to participate in discussions and will write a 1000-1200 word essay.

Dates and Times:
• Thursday, Aug. 29th, 12-1 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 5th, 12-1 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (times may be adjusted based on what time the bid presentations begin)
• Thursday, Sept. 12th, 12-1 p.m.

NOTE: Students must attend all four course meetings in full in order to participate in the mini-course.

Number of Credits: 1 credit

Course Attributes: Liberal Arts (LA), Humanities (HU)

Grading Method: Letter grade

Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in SPMM

Restrictions: May not be enrolled as a Freshman

Course Cap: 25 students; preference will be given to Sport Management, Sport Media, and Sport Studies majors by class year. If space is available, students majoring in other areas will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Course Fee: $30 to cover expenses associated with the course, including readings and breakfast and lunch on Saturday

Instructor of Record: Dr. Heather Dichter, Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management & Media. All inquiries should be directed to Professor Dichter, hdichter@ithaca.edu.

To apply for Course: Please send an email to Heather Dichter at hdichter@ithaca.edu indicating that you are interested in taking this course. Include in your email a detailed statement why you are interested in taking this course.

Deadline for indicating that you wish to be considered for the class is Thursday, August 1st at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified if you have been accepted for the course by Friday, August 9th.


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