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.

Top IOC member speculates Coronavirus threatens delivery of Tokyo Olympics

The longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee, Dick Pound has speculated that Tokyo 2020 could face 'cancellation' due to the fast-spreading Coronavirus. Pound,…

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Feb 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Events / Safety / Sport / Tourism / Wellness /


NEOM adopts pioneering technology for sustainable desalination

NEOM, the flagship project of Saudi Arabia’s post-oil diversification plan, has announced that it will adopt pioneering solar technology to produce low cost, environmentally friendly…

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Feb 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Design / Environment / Technology / Tourism /


Singapore Tourism Board looks to boost confidence in wake of ongoing Coronavirus impact

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has advised that tourism for 2020 will be significantly impacted as a result of the Coronavirus - also known as COVID-19. In the wake of reduced travel…

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Feb 16, 2020 Karen Sweaney Safety / Security / Tourism /


FitTech Summit and FIBO collaborate to project the future of fitness

FIBO 2020 is collaborating with the FitTech Summit in early April in the German city of Cologne to present insights from the FitTech industry and project the future of fitness. This journey…

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Feb 14, 2020 Karen Sweaney Education / Fitness / Technology / Wellness /


Coronavirus continues to impact China’s sports events

The coronavirus continues to impact China’s sports events as China’s General Administration of Sport (GAS) has instructed the nation’s sports associations to consider…

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Feb 12, 2020 Karen Sweaney Safety / Security / Sport / Wellness /


Coronavirus sees cancellation of major events and closure of attractions in China

As the Wuhan Coronavirus (known for now as 2019-nCoV) continues to spread across China and beyond, major events have been cancelled and attractions closed. This comes in a week when millions…

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Jan 24, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Culture / Entertainment / Environment / Tourism /


Qatar looks to secure F1 race hosting

Qatar is set to become the third Arabian Gulf nation too host a Formula One Prix race. According to a report in The Independent newspaper in London, the Qatar GP will be part of the F1…

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Nov 27, 2014 Karen Sweaney Events / Sport / Venues /