Karen Sweaney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder 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.

Benefits of exercise spotlighted on World Mental Health Day 2023

With today, 10th October, marking World Mental Health Day, events around the world are being held to raise awareness about mental health globally and to mobilise efforts to support those…

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Oct 10, 2023 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Wellness /


Squash and Cricket among five additional sports proposed for Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

Squash and cricket are among the five sports that have been proposed by the LA28 Organising Committee for inclusion at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028, pending approval from the…

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Oct 10, 2023 Karen Sweaney Events / Sport /


Outrage over Chimelong Theme Park’s captive Orcas

The Chimelong Theme Park located in Zhuhai, China - designed to appear like a giant spaceship - has softly launched its offerings and attractions. However, while the indoor theme park…

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Oct 10, 2023 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Environment / Tourism / Waterparks / Zoos /


Landmark Australian buildings light up in solidarity for Israel

Across Australia, landmark buildings have tonight been illuminated in blue and white to show solidarity with Israel after Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched the largest attack on…

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Oct 9, 2023 Karen Sweaney Safety / Venues /


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 /