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Is voluntourism doing more harm than good? - Times of Malta

Is voluntourism doing more harm than good? - Times of Malta | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
Rapid growth in the multi-billion-dollar volunteer tourism industry has prompted calls for tighter controls with concerns over exposing vulnerable communities to unskilled foreign labour and dodgy operators exploiting foreigners for profit.
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Good question to ask. I am a qualified teacher and also have a health background, but many go to volunteer with nothing other than enthusiasm and a bucketlist to tick off.

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3rd Global Himalayan Expedition to take adventure tourism to next level - Financial Express

3rd Global Himalayan Expedition to take adventure tourism to next level - Financial Express | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
Global Himalayan Expedition has announced the list of 20 impact adventurers, who will be undertaking the journey to some of the remote parts of Ladakh
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Fantastic - the Himalayan region needs all the help it can get after the quakes.

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Disaster Tourism: Do the Savings Justify the Price?

Disaster Tourism: Do the Savings Justify the Price? | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
Sometimes, disaster tourism can be the answer to rebooting a country’s broken economy. Other times, you probably shouldn't be there.
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MPs scale Helsby cliff to promote benefits of outdoor recreation - British Mountaineering Council

MPs scale Helsby cliff to promote benefits of outdoor recreation - British Mountaineering Council | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
British Mountaineering Council MPs scale Helsby cliff to promote benefits of outdoor recreation British Mountaineering Council Despite the wet weather, Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans and Macclesfield MP David Rutley today went abseiling and climbing...
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First Skiers - A History of Skis

First Skiers - A History of Skis | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
After the last ice age, Stone Age hunters began strapping long pieces of wood to their feet to travel farther and faster over snow in pursuit of the game that flourished across Europe and Asia.

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We need a rational - not emotional - debate on the use of drugs in sport - Herald Scotland

We need a rational - not emotional - debate on the use of drugs in sport - Herald Scotland | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
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I returned to rumination, a small closet once used as a smoking room when the sports staff had the time and energy to suck on a tobacco stick.
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Drugs in sport: what constitutes 'unfair advantage'? - SBS

Drugs in sport: what constitutes 'unfair advantage'? - SBS | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
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Drugs in sport: what constitutes 'unfair advantage'?
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Before I go further, let me stress that I'm dealing here only with the use of drugs in sport deemed by officials to be performance enhancing to the point of creating an unfair advantage.

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The War On Doping - Trailer

In the run up to the opening of the 30th Olympic Games of modern times, in London, the United Kingdom, from July 27 to August 12, UNESCO will host, on June 7...
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Who Needs 'Voluntourism'? - The New Indian Express

Who Needs 'Voluntourism'? - The New Indian Express | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
KOCHI: Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’, where visitors from foreign countries get involved with the local community, is gaining popularity in the city. How...
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Volunteering and Voluntourism: The Good, The Bad, and The Questions You Should Ask

Volunteering and Voluntourism: The Good, The Bad, and The Questions You Should Ask | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
A look at the issues around ethical volunteering -- the benefits, the potential harm, and questions volunteers should ask to make an informed decision.
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Having just returned from Nepal I had many questions. Whilst there making temporary shelters for people after the quakes, it was a blunt realisation that there was still massive need 3 months after the fact and that our modest aid of 10 shelters was a fart in a thunderstorm (so to speak). People were angry - making comparisons of who should get what. Its very very hard.

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The Dark Side of Volunteer Tourism

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Volunteer tourism also known as voluntourism in places like Malawi might not be doing any good. When everyone is in a nonprofit organization, going on some kind of international adventure travel, the locals often get left out.
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Big Mountain Highlights - Swatch Skiers Cup 2013

Best video shots of the Big Mountain event at the Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 in Zermatt, Switzerland.
Featuring Team Europe's own: Kaj Zackrisson, Sverre Liliequist, Markus Eder, Richard Permin, Nicolas Vuignier, Paddy Graham and Fabio Studer.
Opposed to Team Americas: Cody Townsend, KC Deane, Rory Bushfield, Charley Ager, Josh Daiek, Logan Imlach, Tim Dutton and Greg Lindsey.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:34 PM

Impressive recap. Beautiful shots.

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The joy of exercise, or why life well lived means a body worked hard - Sydney Morning Herald

The joy of exercise, or why life well lived means a body worked hard - Sydney Morning Herald | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldThe joy of exercise, or why life well lived means a body worked hardSydney Morning HeraldThe medical evidence on sedentary life and illness, for example, is straightforward, and the various sprains and cuts of exercise are a...

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Freeskier survived avalanche accident with ABS Airbag

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Freeskier Aymar Navarro was at a film shoot in the Spanish Pyrenees when he suddenly triggered a massive avalanche.


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I think the idea of the airbag is awesome but wonder if it invites people to engage in riskier skiing for example attempting to trigger an avalanche...as absurd a notion as that might seem....

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:33 AM
How does it look like to be in an avalanche? This video will give you a pretty good idea I guess...
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Results: The Effect of Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Sports on American Society

Results: The Effect of Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Sports on American Society | The sociology of tourism, sport and recreation | Scoop.it

"Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) have been used by athletes for decades. The first appearance of anabolic steroids was in the 1954 Olympics by the Russian weightlifting team. Once the Americans found out about this, they started putting their athletes on steroids and the rivalry was born. The east Germans were famous, or infamous, for their rigorous doping program lasting from 1968 to 1976. In that eight-year span, they dominated in the women’s sports and demonstrated the significant effectiveness of doping. This is thought to be what started the widespread use of doping in sports." http://bit.ly/1doazRa


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Anthony J. Cameron's curator insight, September 12, 2014 2:00 PM

Performance enhancing drugs has crippled the sports society in the past few years. Usually when a record is broken, many spectators question if that athlete took PEDs. It is sad to see that every record broken has to be a questionable debate.

Reginald Quince's curator insight, November 1, 2015 10:53 AM

PEDs have become almost the norm in the sports arena.  The allure of being the best is something quite of few have accepted the risk of being caught and losing it all to reach that stature.