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Robust Olympism for Humanity Theory, Foundations & Evidence from the Field

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Sound, Integrated, Scientific and Applied Olympic Education Theory and Practice

The ultimate goal of our initiative is to establish our global vision and to promote evidence-based training methodologies, which emphasize the application of our youth governing practices as vehicles for holistic and sustainable development, resilience, social entrepreneurship, community health and social welfare.

Through the foundations and the networks we’ve established, we’ve created a replicable blueprint, including platforms and social networks, training manuals, strategic plan, documentation and evidence, to be used in other regions and countries across the globe. A sample of the Olympism for Humanity foundations and scholarship can be found below.

Olympism for Humanity Selected Reports and Scholarship in Alphabetical Order

Ha, J., & Lyras, A. (2013). Sport for Refugee Youth in a New Society: The Role of Acculturation in SFDP Programming. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation.

Hancock, M. G., Lyras, A., & Ha, J. (2013). Sport for development programs for girls and women: A global assessment. Journal of Sport for Development, 1(1), 15-24.

Henderson, K. A., Presley, J., & Bialeschki, M. D. (2004). Theory in recreation and leisure research: Reflections from the editors. Leisure Sciences26(4), 411-425.

Inoue, Y., Funk, D., Jordan, J., Doherty, A., & Cousens, L. (2013). The role of running involvement in creating self-sufficiency for homeless individuals through a community-based running program. Journal of Sport Management27(6), 439-452.

Kartakoullis, N, Karlis, G., Loizou, C. & Lyras, A. (2009). Uzing sport to build Trust. European Journal for Sport and Society. 6(1), 73-85.

Kellogg, W. K. (2004). Logic Model Development Guide. Michigan: WK Kellogg Foundation.

Lyras, A. (2001). Sport for development: The philosophy of sport of the millennium. Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lyras, A. (2003). Doves Olympic Movement: Pilot study for interethnic conflict management and cultural development. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Lyras, A. (2004). Multidimensional sport development: An investigation of the educational aspects and psycho-social impact of sports. Grant awarded from the Cyprus Research Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lyras, A. (2005). Doves Olympic Movement Summer Camp 2005: Training manual.  Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lyras, A. (2007). Characteristics and psycho-social impacts of an inter-ethnic educational sport initiative on Greek and Turkish Cypriot youth. PhD Dissertation, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Lyras, A. (2008). Organizational Change Theory: Sport for Peace and Development. The Chronicle of  Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.

Lyras, A. (2009). Sport for peace and development theory (SFDT). Paper shortlisted for a research award by the European Association for Sport Management. Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2009.

Lyras, A. (2012a). The Doves Olympic Movement Project: Integrating Olympism, development, and peace. In R. Schinke & S. Hanrahan (Eds.), Sport for development, peace, and social justice. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Lyras, A. (2012b). Olympism in practice: Psycho-social impacts of an educational sport initiative on Greek and Turkish Cypriot Youth. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 7, 46-54.

Lyras, A. (2012c). Καινοτομία μέσα απο το παρελλθον μας. [Innovation in Sport for Development]. ΕΚΙΒΟΛΟΣ, Hellenic Academy of Physical Education, Greece

Lyras, A. (2014). Olympic education in practice: Educational components of a sport for peacebuilding intervention. In D. Chatziefstathiou, & M. Muller (Eds.), Olympism, Olympic education and learning legacies. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Lyras, A. (in press) Olympism for Humanity: Restoring and reconstructing the essence of Ancient Olympia’s Legacy. Invited keynote paper to be published in the proceedings of the International Olympic Academy’s 12th International Session for Directors of National Academies, May 12th -19th, 2013 (to be translated and published in Greek, English, French and Spanish).

Lyras, A. (2015) Olympism in the Service of Humanity: Olympism for Humanity Alliance’s bridges between theory and practice. The Official Journal of the International Olympic Academy. Vol. 8, pages 50-5

Lyras, A. (in press) Human-centered Olympiad Ecology: Building a Sustainable Society. Proceedings of the keynote paper presentation at the 13th Joint international session for presidents and directors of National Olympic Academies and Officials of National Olympic Committees, Ancient Olympia, May 7-14, 2016.  International Olympic Academy, Greece

Lyras, A., &  Hums, M. (2009). Sport and Social Change: The Case for Gender Equality. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 80(1), 7-8, 20-21.

Lyras, A., & Welty Peachey, J. (2011). Integrating sport-for-development theory and praxis. Sport Management Review14(4), 311-326.

Lyras, A. & Welty Peachey, J. (2016).  The Conception, Development, and Application of Sport-for-Development Theory. In “Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management”. Eds: Cunningham, G., Fink, J. & Doherty, A., Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. p131-142.

Welty Peachey, J., Borland, J., Lobpries, J., & Cohen, A. (2014). Managing impact: Leveraging sacred spaces and community celebration to maximize social capital at a sport-for development event. Sport Management Review. Advance online publication. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.003

Welty Peachey, J., & Bruening, J., Cohen, A., Lyras, A., & Cunningham, G. (2014). Examining social capital development among volunteers of a multinational sport-for-development event. Journal of Sport Management. Advance online publication. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2013-0325

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Borland, J., & Lyras, A. (2013). Exploring the initial motivations of individuals to volunteer with a sport-for-homeless initiative. International Journal of Sport Management14, 103-122.

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Cunningham, G., Lyras, A, & Bruening, J. (2014). Exploring participant motivations to take part in an elite, multinational, sport-for-development event. Event Management18, 153-168.

Welty Peachey, J., Cunningham, G., Lyras, A., Cohen, A., & Bruening, J. (2014). The influence of a sport-for-development event on prejudice and change agent self-efficacy. Journal of Sport Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/jsm.2013-0251

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Borland, J., & Lyras, A. (2013). Building social capital: Examining the impact of Street Soccer USA on its volunteers. International Review for the Sociology of Sport48(1), 20-37.

Welty Peachey, J., Lyras, A., Borland, J., & Cohen, A. (2013). Street Soccer USA Cup: Preliminary findings of a sport-for-homeless intervention. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research8(1), 3-11.

Welty Peachey, J., Lyras, A., Cohen, A., Bruening, J., & Cunningham, G. (2013). Exploring the motives and retention factors of sport-for-development volunteers. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0899764013501579

Welty Peachey, J., & Cohen, A. (2012). Sport for social change and development. In GB Cunningham and JN Singer (Eds.), Sociology of sport and physical activity (2nd ed.). College Station, TX: Center for Sport Management Research and Education.

Yiannakis, A., Douvis, J. & Lyras, A. (2010). Making Sociology of Sport More Relevant: A Plan for Action. Invited Chapter in Sociology of SportTextbook. In “Ο Αθλητισμός στην Κοινωνία και η Κοινωνία τοσ Αθλητισμού. (Sport in Society and the Society of Sport). Eds: Chatziefstathiou, D. & Georgoulas, S., NIRIIDES, Athens, Greece.

Selected Reports grounded on Olympism For Humanity and Sustainable Development Model

Lyras, A., Loizou, C., & Kotziamani, E. (In progress). Qualitative analysis of the perceived impact of the Doves Project and investigation of the factors that lead to positive cross-cultural interaction and development.

Lyras, A., Moese, M., Kotziamani, E., & Votsis, E., (2009). A mixed methods assessment of the Sport Education and Development Unit which is a part of the at risk youth Doves Project.

Lyras, A.,  Votsis, E., Kotziamani, E., Charalmbidou, P., Ceylan, G. & Lima, C., (2008). Statistical analysis of the psycho-social impact of the Doves Olympic Movement Summer Camps 2006-2008.

Lyras, A., Votsis, E., Kotziamani, E., Charalambidou, P. & Ceylan, G. (2008). The 2008 PeacePlayers International Summer Camp. Technical Report Submited to the United Nations Development Programme.

Lyras, A., Ioannou, A., Brown, S., Boyer, M., Niv-Solomon, A., Poliviou, P., Kotziamani, E., Janik, L., Golberg, S., & Mageggia, D. (2008). The 2007 Doves Global Education Project. Technical Report Submited to the United Nations Development Programme.

Lyras, A., Loizou, C., & Kotziamani, E. (2007) Qualitative analysis of the perceived impact and organizational aspects of the Doves Olympic Movement.

Lyras, A. (2005). Training Manual of the Doves Olympic Movement Summer Camp 2005.  Manuscript developed for a UNOPS funded project to be used for replication of the Doves Project in other regions around the globe.

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Lyras, A., & Borland, J. (2011). Street Soccer USA Volunteer Impacts Technical Report.

Welty Peachey, J., Borland, J., Lyras, A., & Cohen, A. (2011). Street Soccer USA Cup Impacts Assessment Technical Report.

Selected presentations on Olympism For Humanity and Sustainable Development Model

Lyras, A. (May, 2016) Human-centered Olympiad Ecology: Building a Sustainable Society. Keynote paper presentation at the 13th Joint international session for presidents and directors of National Olympic Academies and Officials of National Olympic Committees, Ancient Olympia, Greece, May 7-14, 2016.

Lyras, A. (June, 2015). Olympism Foundations, Vision and Collective Wisdom. Keynote presentation at the Olympism for Humanity Summit, International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia, Greece, June 25- July 5, 2015.

Lyras, A. (April, 2015). Olympism for Humanity bridges across time and space. Keynote presentation at the Annual Ancient Marathon-Boston Marathon Symposium, Harvard University, Boston, USA, April 18, 2015.

Lyras, A. (June, 2014). Olympism for Humanity inspirations and bridges across disciplines and local challenges. Keynote presentation at the Olympism for Humanity Praxis Summer Program, International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia, Greece, June 28- July 8, 2014.

Lyras, A. (June, 2014). Olympism for Humanity foundations: Linkages between Ancient Olympia and Marathon’s heritage. Keynote presentation at the Olympism for Humanity Summit, Marathon, Greece, June 28- July 8, 2014.

Lyras, A. (April, 2014). Ancient Marathon, Boston Marathon, History, Present and Future. Keynote presentation at the Annual Ancient Marathon-Boston Marathon Symposium, Harvard University, Boston, USA, April 22, 2014.

Lyras, A. (January, 2014). Olympism For Humanity: Steps Towards the Integration of Pierre De Coubertin´s Vision with Human-Centered Synergies and Applied Scholarship. Paper presented at the Pierre De Coubertin Committee’s Symposium. The Olympic Museum, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24-25, 2014.

Lyras, A. (October, 2013). Olympism4Humanity: An Intersection Between Olympic Ideals, Conflict Resolution, Global Health and Development Theory and Praxis. Invited Speaker at the Yale McMillan Center, co-sponsored event with Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, October 28, 2013.

Lyras, A. (June, 2013). Olympism for Humanity in practice. Keynote presentation at the Olympism for Humanity Praxis Summer Program, International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece, June 23- July 3, 2013.

Lyras, A. (May 2013) Olympism for Humanity: Restoring and reconstructing the essence of Ancient Olympia’s Legacy. Keynote presentation at the International Olympic Academy’s 12th International Session for Directors of National Academies, May 12th -19th, 2013.

Lyras, A., (September, 2012). Sport and peaceful coexistence: To become a trainer in peaceful coexistence and conflict resolution through the values and practice of sports. Keynote panelist at the V International Conflictology and Peace Conference, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Borland, J., & Lyras, A. (May, 2012). Exploring the initial motivations of individuals to volunteer with a sport-for-homeless initiative. Oral presentation at the North American Society for Sport Management annual conference, Seattle, Washington.

Welty Peachey, J., Lyras, A., Cohen, A. (March, 2012). Advancing long-term sport-for-development monitoring and evaluation strategies: Integrating theory, research and practice. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lyras, A., (November, 2011). Reviving Ancient Olympia’s Spirit: SFD Partnerships, Governance and Next Steps. Keynote presentation at the Next Steps Conferences, Trinidad and Tobago.

Lyras, A. (November, 2011). Theory to Practice in Sport for Development. Keynote panelist at the Sport and the Global South international conference. Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

Lyras, A. (May, 2011). Olympism, Peace and Development: A Call for Action. International Session for Educators and Officials of Higher Institutes of Physical Education. International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia, Greece.

Lyras, A., Welty Peachey, J., Borland, J., Can, L., Cohen, A. (June, 2011). Sport for social change: Using a case study analysis to advance sport-for- development theory and assessment strategies. Paper presented for a symposium at the North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, London, Ontario.

Lyras, A., Welty Peachey, J., Mafukidze, J., Svensson, P. G., Psutka, C., Bernstein, G., & Psimopoulus, C.  (November, 2011). Navigating towards an integrated and inclusive SFD stakeholders engagement. Workshop at the Next Step Sport for Development Conference, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Lyras, A., Welty Peachey, J., Borland, J., Cann, L., Cohen, A. (June, 2011). Sport for Social Change: Using a Case Study Analysis to Advance Sport-For-Development Theory and Assessment Strategies. Symposium presented at the 2011 North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, London, Ontario, CA.

Lyras, A. (June, 2010). Measuring Success: Sport for Development and Peace Monitoring and Evaluation. Keynote presentation at the Power of Sport Summit, International Association of Sport for Development and Peace, Boston, MA, USA.

Lyras, A, , Cohen, A., Payne, E., Eaton, M., & Greg. E. (June, 2010). Sport for Development Independent Study: A Case Study of Intersected Service, Teaching and Research. Paper presented at the Power of Sport Summit, International Association of Sport for Development and Peace, Boston, MA, USA.

Welty Peachey, J., Lyras, A., Borland, J., Hancock, M. & Cohen, A. (June, 2010).Sport for social change: A Methodological Proposition for Assessing the Impact of Street Soccer USA on Effecting Positive Life Changes Among the Homeless. Paper presented at the Power of Sport Summit, International Association of Sport for Development and Peace, Boston, MA, USA.

Lyras, A., Wollf, E., Hancock, M. & Selvaraju, U. (November, 2009). Sport for Development Global Initiative. Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Ottawa, Canada.

Lyras, A. (September, 2009). Sport for Peace and Development Theory. Paper shortlisted for a research award by the European Association for Sport Management. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lyras, A., Tokuyama, S., Haan, J.Y, (May, 2009). Sport for peace and development: Case analysis of governing sport for peace practices in Japan and Korea. Paper submitted for presentation at the North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, Columbia, SC, USA.

Lyras, A. & Yiannakis, A. (November, 2008). Characteristics and psycho-social impacts of an inter-ethnic educational sport initiative on Greek and Turkish Cypriot youth. Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Denver, CO, USA.

Lyras, A. & Kotziamani, E., (October, 2008). Olympism for peace and development: A case study analysis of an inter-ethnic community based initiative. The Sixth International Peace Conference. Kyoto & Hiroshima, Japan.

Lyras, A., Welty Peachey, J., Hums, M. & Wolf, E. (May, 2008). Olympism and Social Change: From Theory into Practice and from Practice Back to Theory. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Lyras, A.,  Kotziamani, E, Votsis, E., Polyviou, P., Loizou, C., & Ceylan, G. (May, 2008).Youth Sport, Olympism and Active Citizenship. Paper presented at the International Childhood and Youth Research Network Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Brown, W.  S., Lyras, A., Ioannou, A., Boyer, M., Poliviou, P., Kotziamani, Niv-Solomon, E., Lima, C., Janik, L., Gehlback & Maneggia, D. (March, 2008). Problem-solving, decision making and negotiations in an interdisciplinary environment: The 2007 Doves Global Education Project. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, NY, USA.

Lyras, A. (May, 2007). Social Responsibility in Sport Management. A symposium at the North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Lyras, A., Yiannakis, A., Kartakoullis, N., Kotziamani, E., & Loizou, C. (September, 2006). Doves Olympic Movement: Organizational issues and psychosocial impact of a sport and cultural enrichment program on Cypriot youth. Paper presented at the 14th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Alexandrou, K., Emiroglou, O., Lyras, A. & Peachy, J. (September, 2006). Doves Olympic Movement and World Scholar Athlete Games: Forces of Positive Social Change. Presented at the 14th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lyras, A., Yiannakis, A., Kartakoullis, N., & Loizou. C. (September, 2005). Sports as a Medium for Personal and Social Change. Paper Presented at the 13th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management, Newcastle, England.

Lyras, A., Brown S.W. & Radovic, Z. (October, 2004). Educational issues in coaching: A global investigation of basketball coaches’ profession.Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association in New York, USA.

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