On Aug. 2, Indiana University Communications published an Olympics tipsheet featuring faculty from IU Bloomington, IUPUI and IU Kokomo who are experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business. As a result, professors were quoted in news coverage of the Rio Games, including:
- Aug. 17 Wall Street Journal article, “Did the Olympic Pool Give Some Swimmers an Advantage?,” focused on research by Joel Stager, director of Indiana University’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming and his team. This led to broad coverage worldwide, including in Deadspin, The Verge, The Daily Telegraph (Australia), Stuff (New Zealand), Quartz, The Guardian (UK) and YahooSports.
- Aug. 17 Huffington Post article, “Olympics a Chance to Showcase Innovation, Entrepreneurship,” written by Todd Saxton, associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy in the IU Kelley School of Business.
- Wall Street Journal article, “Rio 2016: U.S. Finally Cracks Swimming’s Oddball Stroke,” quotes Joel Stager, director of Indiana University’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming.
- Aug. 15 Huffington Post article, “Rio 2016 – A Gold Medal for Cybersecurity,” written by Scott Shackelford, associate professor of business law and ethics, IU Kelley School of Business.
- Aug. 8 Christian Science Monitor article, “An Olympic mom? That doesn’t mean what it used to,” quoted Jayma Meyer, a visiting scholar who teaches sports law and public policy at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
- Aug. 8 Christian Science Monitor article, “Why are fewer Americans watching the Olympics this year?,” quoted Galen Clavio, director of the National Sports Journalism Center in the Indiana University Media School; and Kim Saxton, a professor of marketing in IU’s Kelley School of Business.
- Aug. 15 Sport360 article, “How NBC became the biggest losers in Rio,” quoted Galen Clavio, director of the National Sports Journalism Center in the Indiana University Media School.
- Aug. 3 Los Angeles Daily News article, “2016 Summer Olympics: Rising crime, filthy water, soaring expenses — is Rio really ready?,” quoted Phil Powell, associate dean of the IU Kelley School of Business.
- The tipsheet led a reporter at “Marketplace” radio to contact IU Communications for a help with a story about the environmental impact of a golf course built for the Olympics. Arrangements were made to interview faculty at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.