Author spotlight: Charlie Firestone

Charlie Firestone, a Santa Barbara resident, is president of the Rose Bowl Institute, which champions sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship and leverages the power of sports to unite.

Your Opponent is not Your Enemy: Just Ask Sports
By Charlie Firestone   |   July 29, 2021

As Tokyo gears up for the 2021 version of the 2020 Olympics, and calls proliferate to boycott the 2024 Beijing Olympics, it’s time to evaluate the role of sports in society. The ancient Olympics were the first instance of sports diplomacy, as the city-states called a truce to allow athletes to travel to the games. […]