Category Archives: Comment

[SI] Stava legend ali legendarni plagiat?

Televizijski oglas Pivovarne Laško močno spominja na ameriško reklamo za McDonald’s To poletje se Pivovarna Laško oglašuje s kampanjo, imenovano Stava. Zvezdi oglaševalske akcije sta nogometaša Sebastjan Cimirotić in Marcos Tavares, ki se merita v tem, kdo je »večja legenda.« … Continue reading

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Host Cities Are Overwhelmed. Give Them Less Time.

The text below was first published as an op-ed on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-liaeen/post_12906_b_11615508.html?1471882399. I left Rio de Janeiro five days before the end of the Olympics; this 16-day event, which has been dubbed the “greatest show on earth,” the “biggest … Continue reading

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[SI] Zakaj je bila kandidatura Planice za SP 2021 neuspešna

Pred dnevi je Slovenija – natančneje, Smučarska zveza Slovenije – izgubila priložnost za organizacijo svetovnega prvenstva v nordijskih disciplinah v Planici leta 2021. Prireditelja so izbirali na kongresu mednarodne smučarske zveze (FIS) v Mehiki. Za organizacijo tekmovanja sta se poleg … Continue reading

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Africa as the Next Frontier for Varsity Athletics

A student in the graduate program in Sport Management at Washington State University, where I work, recently shared a very interesting resource following a class discussion on the effects of mass media effect. When looking at news media coverage and … Continue reading

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SI: Nov zakon s področja športa – v Kanadi

Pred dnevi sem pisal o prepovedi igre z glavo v mladinskem nogometu v Združenih državah Amerike. Danes je kanadska javna radiotelevizija poročala, da poteka v pokrajini Ontario priprava zakona o zaščiti (predvsem mladih) športnikov po pretresih možganov. Povod za uvedbo … Continue reading

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SI: Je suis …

Ta objava je bila prvič objavljena na drugem mestu. Nekateri bralci so predlagali, da jo objavim še tukaj. Prijetno branje, torej. Med kuhanjem in sploh opravljanjem gospodinjskih opravil pogosto preko podcastov ali YouTuba poslušam posnetke italijanskih radijskih ali televizijskih oddaj … Continue reading

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Referee Reading Material

A few weeks ago I was invited to lecture at the referees’ clinic that runs parallel to the Slovenian Basketball Federation’s camp this week in Postojna, Slovenia. The invitation was later revoked. I was told by the clinic manager who … Continue reading

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Intellectual inbreeding

Many people believe inbreeding—the mating of closely related individuals, such as parent-child or brother-sister relationships—lead to genetic deficiencies of their offspring, especially mental retardation. However, research suggests that is not entirely accurate: inbreeding can indeed increase the chance of offspring … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Plagiarism?

During my trip to Alabama earlier this year I visited among other an unusual but culturally significant point of interest: a supermarket. Specifically, I joined the host of my stay in Alabama, Andy Billings, on a trip to a Publix … Continue reading

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Football Player Admits Involvement in Match Fixing

As the world turns its attention to the London Olympic Games, less glamorous sporting matters are discussed in Slovenian courts. In mid-July, the first sentence was imposed in a trial on the fixing of a Slovenian championship football game between … Continue reading

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