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Step It Up: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Urban Issues

Urges Americans to get moving to improve their health and American communities to provide better opportunities for walking and other forms of physical exercise. From the Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services


Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office


American Time Use Survey 2014 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Latest data on such factors as number of hours worked from home, time devoted to household and leisure activities, and care of household children.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Baseball Resources at the Library of Congress

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums

A guide to baseball-related resources available online at the library’s website and in its physical collections.  Includes information about other baseball websites and a bibliography of print resources for all ages.  From the Library of Congress


United States of America v. Jeffrey Webb et al.

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Crime/Justice,Headlines

Text of the indictment against leading officials of the international soccer organization known as FIFA for racketeering.  From the Justice Department


Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Crime/Justice,Headlines

Agency press release which describes the 47 count indictment in federal court in New York City against high-ranking officials of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).  Also provides links to the indictment document.  From the Justice Department


Movies, Music, and Sports: U.S. Entertainment Spending, 2008-2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Examines U.S. entertainment spending from 2008 to 2013 in four broad categories: fees and admissions, AV equipment/services, pets-toys-hobbies-playground equipment, and other entertainment equipment/services. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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