Replay: Behind the Medals Sochi Olympics debates

February 12, 2014
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Suffering from the post-Olympics blues? Watch replays of our Behind the Medals: Politics and Values at the Olympics panel discussions featuring Royal Roads experts in leadership, communication and sport.

The panels, held Feb. 7, Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, offer a thoughtful perspective on the Sochi Olympics, covering the issues beyond TV highlights and podium ceremonies. 

Panelists include:

  • School of Communication and Culture director Jennifer Walinga, member of Canada's Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medalist rowing teams (1983-1992);
  • Media and sports expert Michael Real, who managed a project for UNESCO that resulted in a book-length report Global Ritual: Olympic Media Coverage and International Understanding;
  • School of Leadership Studies and Office of Interdisciplinary Studies adjunct professor Deanna Binder, an education consultant for the International Olympic Committee and author of its Olympic values global education program;
  • Marilyn Taylor, director of the Institute for Values-Based Leadership and professor in the School of Leadership Studies at RRU. Taylor is a founding member of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations.
  • Special guest moderator and Times Colonist sports columnist Cleve Dheensaw.

Watch replays of the panel discussions from Feb. 21, Feb. 14 and Feb. 7, respectively:



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