|Okay. So it turns out that Shakira produced a song for the 2014 World Cup after all . . . a re-worked version of her recent hit, "Dare," and re-titled, "La La La." Upbeat and catchy, but not even close to "Waka Waka," imho. You can decide for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCLKgcWN6eM|
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Every World Cup since 1966 has had an official mascot, and 2014 will be no different. Past mascots have included a lion, jalapeño pepper, dog, rooster, leopard, and even an orange. In the Brazil, the mascot will be . . . get ready for it . . . an armadillo!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
- Capital: Brasilia
- Official language: Portuguese
- Gained indepndence: 1822
- President: Dilma Rousseff
- Size: 8.5 million sq. km (fifth largest)
- Population: 203 million (also fifth largest)
- No. of border countries: 10
- Currency: Brazilian real (R$)
- Climate: mostly tropical
- GDP per capita: $11,340
Monday, May 5, 2014
Intent on going to the Olympic Games or FIFA World Cup while in college, accounting/finance major Ross Titelbaum ’16 (Peabody, MA) follows his brother, Jason Titelbaum ’14, who attended the 2012 London Olympics, as a participant in the CISB’s Seminar Abroad Program.
Another sport management major, Nick Prue ’15 (Long Valley, NJ) played goal keeper for not one, but two, college teams – Babson College and Western New England University – which transfer to the latter coincided nicely with this seminar abroad opportunity to the World Cup.
McKenzie Pezze ’16 (Albany, NY), who is majoring in sport management, thought it would be the coolest thing to see the World Cup in person, notwithstanding the fact that she plays softball for Western New England. A little-known fact about McKenzie is that she also plays the cello.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
This summer, my good friend and sport management faculty colleague, Dr. Dan Covell, and I will lead our fourth Western New England University delegation, this time to the World Cup Finals in Brazil! A signature program of the Center for International Sport Business within the College of Business at the University, we launched this unique experiential learning opportunity with the 15 students who attended China's first hosting of an Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, followed by the 11 students who witnessed the African continent's inaugural World Cup in South Africa in 2010, and the 17 students who had a thrill of a lifetime at the London Olympics in 2012. The ten students, who are anxiously awaiting our June 14 departure for Rio de Janeiro, will be introduced in subsequent posts.