SPMT 201 - What is Sport Management?

  • James Naismith

    James Naismith
    In December 1891, Canadian-born James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) training school, took a soccer ball and a peach basket into the gym and invented basketball
  • Athens Olympics

    Athens Olympics
    The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain.
  • Boston Marathon

    Boston Marathon
    On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10. The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
  • FIFA

    FIFA
    The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is established.
  • NCAA

    NCAA
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is formed
  • NHL

    NHL
    The National Hockey League (NHL) is established. Top-10 Goals of All Time
  • Kenesaw Mountain Landis

    Kenesaw Mountain Landis
    In response to the Black Sox Scandal, Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as the first commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Boxing on the Radio

    Boxing on the Radio
    In 1921, they called it “the largest audience in history,” the 300,000 or so people estimated to have heard one of the first radio broadcasts of a special event — the outdoor heavyweight championship boxing match between American Jack Dempsey and French challenger, Georges Carpentier.
  • Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens
    At the Berlin 1936 Olympics, Hitler planned to show the world that the Aryan people were the dominant race, Jesse Owens proved him wrong and sealed his place in Olympic history by becoming the most successful athlete of the 1936 Games. Owens also became the first american to win four track and field gold medals at a single Olympics (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump), a record that stood unbroken for 48 years.
  • Televised Sport

    Televised Sport
    NBC airs the first broadcast of Major League Baseball and professional football.
  • Walter Byers

    Walter Byers
    Walter Byers is named the first executive director of the NCAA. He served in his position from 1951-1987.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon title and becomes the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated
  • Sports Broadcasting Act

    Sports Broadcasting Act
    Congress passes the Sports Broadcasting Act, thus permitting National Football League (NFL) commissioner Pete Rozelle to negotiate with television networks on behalf of all teams in the league.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    On June 23, 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., into law. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
  • Secretariat

    Secretariat
    Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner since Citation in 1948. Secretariat ran the mile-and-a-half race in 2:24, a world record that many believe will never be broken
  • ESPN

    ESPN
    The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is launched
  • Miracle on Ice

    Miracle on Ice
    On February 22, 1980, the United States Olympic hockey team pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history, defeating the Soviet Union, 4-3.
  • NASSM

    NASSM
    The North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) is established
  • Journal of Sport Management

    Journal of Sport Management
    The Journal of Sport Management (JSM) is launched
  • Dream Team

    Dream Team
    Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson led the Dream Team to gold at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona
  • EASM

    EASM
    The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport in the broadest sense. EASM membership is composed of academics and professionals from the public, voluntary and commercial sectors.
  • SMAANZ

    SMAANZ
    The Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) is founded
  • AASM

    AASM
    In 1999, Asian Association for Sport Management (hereafter called as AASM) was organizing by some enthusiastic scholars from Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, China, Japan, and Korea. In September of 2002, AASM was formally established in Korea and hosted its historically first annual conference at National Korean Sports University, Seoul, Korea.
  • ASMA

    ASMA
    The African Sport Management Association (ASMA) was founded on 8th June 2010 during the 17th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Kenya). The decision to establish ASMA was unanimously agreed upon by the delegates as one of the resolutions of the conference.
  • WASM

    WASM
    The World Association of Sport Management (WASM) is founded.
  • Germany Wins FIFA World Cup

    Germany Wins FIFA World Cup
    Germany's Mario Goetze scored in the 113th minute to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. World Cup 2014 Highlights