The Center for International Sport
Business invites international sports
figures to speak on campus.
to attend these free and public events.
In May 2016, Professor of Law Erin
Buzuvis presented at the Athens
Institute for Teaching, Education and
Research 16th Annual International
Conference on Sports: Economic,
Management, Marketing, and Social
Aspects. She discussed the efforts of
the International Olympic Committee
and the International Track and Field
Federation to exclude female athletes
with hyperandrogenism (naturally
high levels of testosterone) and presented arguments in favor of a policy
that would permit such athletes to
compete as women on the basis of
their sincerely held female gender
identity. These athletes were allowed
to compete in Rio.
Making the Case for Olympic
Athlete Gender Policy Changes
Our students were the largest American-flag-waving contingent at a preliminary women’s tennis match between Madison
Keys and Kristina Mladenovic, and spurring the American Keys to victory in a hard-fought marathon match over her
French competitor (which earned the students a moment of attention on NBC’s live telecast of the match).
The group had photo-ops at an Ipanema street fair with NBC Today Show weatherman Al Roker, and atop a scenic
mountain lookout with NBC Today Show host Natalie Morales and NBC News correspondent Jenna Bush Hager.
Students helped run the Truce Foundation’s Awards Ceremony and had a private session with the U.S. Ambassador
to Brazil Liliana Ayalde.