Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

IAKS Congress to chart path to building resilient communities through sports facilities

With more than 40 speakers and more to be confirmed, nine streams, four days of networking, drink receptions and 400 delegates, the upcoming 28th IAKS Congress is set to once again be the…

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Sep 20, 2023 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


FSB 2023 to present public space, recreation and sport industry’s major international trade fair

Counting down to its staging in the German city of Cologne next month, FSB the International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities, is poised to attract almost all major…

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Sep 19, 2023 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces /


Toyota acquires naming rights for new Tokyo arena

A new arena in Tokyo’s Odaiba Aomi area, scheduled to open in 2025, has been named Toyota Arena Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Toyota Fudosan Co., Ltd. (Toyota…

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Sep 12, 2023 Karen Sweaney Sport / Venues /


Unilumin impresses with naked-eye 3D LED at 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

A naked-eye 3D LED opening performance presented by Shenzhen-based Unilumin Group - a leading enterprise in the LED industry - at the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship has…

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Aug 24, 2023 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology /


Sim Leisure Group to relaunch Kidzania Singapore and introduce Escape theme parks and Haven XR virtual cinemas

Alongside their relaunching of the KidZania Singapore attraction on Sentosa in 2024, Sim Leisure Group – a Singapore-listed theme park developer and operator – will also be…

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Aug 17, 2023 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Technology /


Singapore’s The Gym Pod continues to add to its fitness offerings

Singapore’s The Gym Pod – an unmanned fitness chain of microgyms housed in bright yellow converted shipping containers featuring full privacy; cardio, functional and strength…

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Aug 15, 2023 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Retail / Wellness /


FIFA President opens Fiji Football Association’s King Pele Fitness Centre and signs MoU for Football for Schools program

FIFA President Gianni Infantino officially opened Fiji Football Association’s ‘King Pele’ Fitness Centre and revamped futsal pitch in Vatuwaqa during his first visit to Fiji…

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Aug 8, 2023 Karen Sweaney Education / Fitness / Sport /