Join members of No Olympics Community Board for a discussion with Dr. Robert Knight Barney, PhD, at The Source located in the RiNo (River North) district of Denver. Dr. Barney has published some 295 pieces on sport history, more than 150 of them in the field of Olympic history. He served as President of the North American Society for Sport History (1990-1992), as Executive Council Member of the International Society of Olympic History (1998-2008), and Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario, an institution at which he continues to be active. He is founder and long-time editor/co-editor of Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies, the first-ever scholarly journal dedicated solely to the study of broad themes related to Olympic socio-cultural issues. He is recipient of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Order (1998), the North American Society for Sport History’s Recognition Award for “Exceptional Lifetime Contributions to the Study of Sport History” (2003), and the Pierre de Coubertin Award given by the International Society of Olympic Historians for “Lifetime Contributions to Historical Scholarship on the Modern Olympic Movement (2010). In 2014 Western University bestowed on him its highest honor, the LLD (Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa).
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