Leonardo Mataruna

Leonardo Mataruna
Coventry University | CU · Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relation

BSc., MSc., MRes., PhD.

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Additional affiliations
April 2006 - December 2018
Brazilian Judo Confederation
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Performance Analysis and Strategy
Education
February 2009 - September 2011
Universidade Gama Filho
Field of study
  • Sport Management
February 2002 - July 2004
University of Campinas
Field of study
  • Adapted Physical Activity
June 1996 - July 1999
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Field of study
  • Physical Education - Sport Management, Hospital, Tourism, Gym and Research

Publications

Publications (203)
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Purpose: To investigate differences in athletes' knowledge, beliefs, and training practices during COVID-19 lockdowns with reference to sport classification and sex. This work extends an initial descriptive evaluation focusing on athlete classification. Methods: Athletes (12,526; 66% male; 142 countries) completed an online survey (May-July 2020...
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For the first time in the Arab world, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022 was one of the main drivers for promoting important infrastructural changes in the country, as well as for transforming the image of Qatar in order to make the destination more attractive to foreign tourists. However, despite the great wealth from its Oil & Gas reserves, several...
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Objective: Disrupted sleep and training behaviors in athletes have been reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed at investigating the combined effects of Ramadan observance and COVID-19 related lockdown in Muslim athletes. Methods: From an international sample of athletes (n = 3,911), 1,681 Muslim athletes (from 44 countries; 25.1 ± 8.7 yea...
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Brazil is a country of great social inequalities, and both sports and social projects are credited as potential modifiers of these realities. Based on this principle, this study seeks to understand how social sports projects were studied, planned, and evaluated, based on the scientific literature. A review with characteristics of qualitative meta-a...
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Objective: To investigate the effect of 1) lockdown duration and 2) training intensity on sleep quality and insomnia symptoms in elite athletes. Methods: 1,454 elite athletes (24.1 ± 6.7 years; 42% female; 41% individual sports) from 40 countries answered a retrospective, cross-sectional, web-based questionnaire relating to their behavioral habits...
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Objective In a convenience sample of athletes, we conducted a survey of COVID-19-mediated lockdown (termed ‘lockdown’ from this point forward) effects on: (i) circadian rhythms; (ii) sleep; (iii) eating; and (iv) training behaviors. Methods In total, 3911 athletes [mean age: 25.1 (range 18–61) years, 1764 female (45%), 2427 team-sport (63%) and 14...
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Partindo do princípio da existência de uma influência mútua entre as manifestações esportivas e os valores que as sociedades carregam, tem-se que o esporte, enquanto fenômeno socializador, porta alguma concepção de valor. Isto permite pensar a legitimação histórica das práticas esportivas enquanto metalinguagens axiológicas. Os temas educacionais d...
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Purpose This paper aims to understand how the sustainability theme has been incorporated into the new Olympic planning guidelines based on analysing the case of Tokyo (2020), which was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach For this, field research using the case study method was carried out that involved 21 in-dep...
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Objectives: Explore training-related knowledge, beliefs and practices of athletes and the influence of COVID-19-related lockdowns. Methods: Athletes [n = 12,526 classified: world-class (13%), international (21%), national (36%), state (24%), and recreational (6%)] completed an online survey (50 d; 17th May to 5th July 2020) exploring their trainin...
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This work analyzes the cooperative principle and its importance for self-management. It also verifies in the literature a possible contribution to the objective for sustainable development number 4, with the potential to develop skills and technical competencies for the cooperative members, mainly in the self-management of recovered companies and i...
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Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has paved the way for eSports to become mainstream and represents the first steps taken by the IOC to enter the metaverse. This chapter is a case study on one of the OVS disciplines - cycling event - which utilized Zwift, an online multiplayer cycling training pro...
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Abstract - Aim: This study aims to analyze the perceptions of women who hold leadership positions in sports on female participation as the head coach of the Brazilian women's handball national team. Method: We offer a qualitative case study. The collected data was through in-depth elite interviews. The interviewees’ responses were analyzed and inte...
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The COVID-19 pandemic directly reached and impacted upon elite sports and caused the postponement of sporting events globally. In order to enable the return of activities, protocols were created with recommendations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The objective of this work is to analyze and compare the safe return protocols of major footb...
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This present chapter presents an investigative study about the promotion of Olympism and peace ideals. The publications on the Portuguese Language Olympic Committees’ profiles on Instagram were observed from January 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020. The study considered the social, economical, and peace indexes as promoted by the United Nations and the Olym...
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The Olympic Movement has incorporated the concept of Sustainable Development (SD), centered on the social, environmental, and economic dimensions, through the modern Olympic Games (OG). For a better understanding of this development, we established a predefined periodization into four chronological stages. The 1st period starts with the Foundation...
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This present chapter debates the dilemma about a planet living a dichotomy about using or not masks to get protected from COVID-19 contamination during the pandemic. The discussion presents the adaptation of an appropriate model of behaviour change to foster a model of peace promotion in sports.
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The objective of this study was to propose recommendations and protocols that can prevent or minimize contagion by Covid-19 and provide security for educational establishments to operate. Qualitatively and descriptively, the proposal took into account three possible scenarios: social isolation; gradual adaptation to the resumption of on-site activi...
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Although advertising literacy leads to critical thinking in the face of advertising, but so far, no action has been taken in Iran regarding a tool to measure this type of literacy. And after the investigations, it was determined that although much research has been done on advertising, but the lack of appropriate measurement tools to measure the le...
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Coronavirus outbreak has caused widespread changes in lifestyle and various fields and education field are no exception to this rule. Meanwhile, need for specialist in ministry of education in these corona days and the procedure of structural changes in education at higher levels have held force the necessity of implementing technology in education...
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Background: The COVID-19 lockdown could engender disruption to lifestyle behaviors, thus impairing mental wellbeing in the general population. This study investigated whether sociodemographic variables, changes in physical activity, and sleep quality from pre- to during lockdown were predictors of change in mental wellbeing in quarantined older ad...
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The precariousness of work in Brazil has been reported by the flexibility productive process and loss of labor rights. With the latest in labor laws, an environment of uncertainty and insecurity can intensify the process of exploiting human labor. One of the possibilities that the literature points to overcoming precarious work and the old relation...
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Vários atores sociais relataram as dificuldades encontradas atualmente para estabelecer uma cooperativa no Brasil. A literatura não desenvolve este tema substancialmente. A lacuna encontrada nos leva a formular o objetivo deste trabalho, que é verificar se o discurso político colabora com o descrédito do cooperativismo para constituir uma resistênc...
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This essay aims to present de conclusions of a brief literature review. We researched intending to find news perspectives to combat the hegemonic thought on scarcity. Marked by an ideological discourse of the market economy, we are encouraged to absorb the idea that the resources available for human livelihood are scarce, finite, and invited. We mu...
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Researchers have developed the quadruple helix (QH) model due to having identified some problems with the triple helix model (TH). The perspective of bringing one more dimension to the model is described in the literature because the TH model would be vulnerable when we observe the cooperation of the actors. One of the vulnerabilities is the inabil...
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), situated in West Asia, became a federation of six emirates in the year 1971; a year later Ras Al Khaimah became the seventh member to join the union. UAE’s strategic location in the Arabian Peninsula has led to over 200 nationalities residing in the country. The government has created a Gender Balance Council to advo...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how the city of Dubai branded itself as a major event holder for sustainable sporting events in the Gulf Region. Design/methodology/approach The paper uses both academic and trade literature as well as key informant interviews to demonstrate how Dubai can sustain its position as a choi...
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On 21st February 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a plan to slowly ease the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in United Kingdom (UK). According to the government’s roadmap, football fans will be able to return to stadiums from 17th May to watch their favourite team in action. Currently, spectators are not allowed inside the stadiums in the...
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When the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons became a hit. While millions of people where social distancing and working from home, games can be a way to stay connected to others. Animal Crossing is a life simulation game, where you can interact with others socially, while taking care of your surroundings,...
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record numbers of people are streaming these events and watching them online. The 2021 Superbowl was the most streamed ever with 5.7 million people legally watching online. The figures for those watching illegal or unauthorised streams is not recorded. The largest decline in viewers was from the 18-40 year old demographic groups and this is a age g...
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With the start of the Corona Pandemic in 2020, a growing trend for Virtual training and e-learning began. The new communication technologies create many opportunities for effective learning in physical education. Physical education instructors and students should have suitable knowledge of "computers and information" literacy. Some of the most impo...
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In the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, the Arabic term 'tifl' is used to refer to both baby and child. The aim of this research study was to understand the motives of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the MENA region to invest, organise and promote the 'Tifl Games', also known as 'Baby Olympics'. The toddlers compete for the ul...
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During the ninth-month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Muslims around the world observe fasting to develop a deeper consciousness of the Almighty, purify their souls and empathise with the poor. In the holy month of Ramadan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides a platform to the devotees to balance their physical and spiritual needs through the o...
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A vital component of female health-promoting activities is education. The public awareness was given to households, working women, players, and students around the United Arab Emirates about cervical cancer. The campaigns were conducted to educate about the potential prognoses and the diagnosis of the disease, which is the cent percent curable. Thi...
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Throughout history, sport has been used as a tool of education in values, characterized as an axiological metalanguage. In the contemporary world, a series of social intervention initiatives uses sport to achieve social inclusion, crime prevention, among other social objectives. Scheila Antunes (2018) defined these social intervention initiatives a...
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Perante as dificuldades e os novos desafios que a COVID-19 trouxe para o desporto mundial, é de extrema importância, para o futuro da gestão do desporto, analisar e refletir sobre esta crise. A ideia central destas crónicas é problematizar os vários aspetos da situação complexa que, do nosso ponto de vista, têm diretamente a ver com a natureza do d...
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Jogos são sistemas interativos que possuem papel crucial no ensino por meio de cenários que expõem mecânicas e dinâmicas promovidas pela causa e consequência de uma ação. Jogos podem ser utilizados para envolver jogadores em desafios relacionados à resolução de conflitos. Considerando que os valores olímpicos, paralímpicos e educacionais buscam em...
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India’s increasing sedentary behavior among children and youth is becoming a national concern. Hence, developing an environment supportive of physical activity and sports would be a major means to increase the participation levels for adolescents. This study aims to examine differences in motivation to participate in physical activities and sports...
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Symptoms of psychological distress and disorder have been widely reported in people under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic; in addition to severe disruption of peoples' daily activity and sleep patterns. This study investigates the association between physical-activity levels and sleep patterns in quarantined individuals. An international Go...
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All sports have their roots and connection in some way to the Olympic spirit, and therefore fall within the vision and mission of the Olympic Committee, which has a central aim of "building a better world". This is a fundamental value of the Olympics and sustainability is a "working principle" of this. This research analyses the performance of prof...
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Technology has profoundly changed our lives, especially in the past two decades. The introduction of the internet and PCs, first of all, cell phones and later smartphones, has changed our daily habits, leading us to be always connected for many hours of the day. Changes that have affected all fields, not least sporting activity, always focused on p...
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Background Public health recommendations and government measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have enforced restrictions on daily-living. While these measures are imperative to abate the spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on mental health and emotional wellbeing is undefined. Therefore, an international online survey (ECLB-COVI...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the five grand parks in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and provide a geoprocessing approach to different aspects such as sport, health, leisure, recreation, and public wellbeing. The study uses a hybrid of qualitative and quantitative approach as methodology. Sustainability offerings, accessibility for people...
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Sports are framed within the context of the Olympic spirit and are, therefore, within the vision and mission of the Olympic Committee, aimed at “building a better world”. This is identified as a fundamental value and sustainability is therefore explicitly considered to be a “working principle” of this. In this research an analysis of the performanc...
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Background. This paper investigates the pillars of content strategy and fan engagement in social networks during 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Objectives. The purpose of this paper is to seek reasons behind the differences in fan engagement in social media channels of PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Methods. Faceboo...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the soccer industry. In the wake of the novel coronavirus, professional football leagues were suspended indefinitely. Football clubs were left to ponder over the calculation of their final league table position and the associated finances. The UEFA Champions League knockout phase involves European football teams tr...
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India's increasing sedentary behavior among children and youth is becoming a national concern. Hence, developing an environment supportive of physical activity and sports would be a major means to increase the participation levels for adolescents. This study aims to examine differences in motivation to participate in physical activities and sports...
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Public health recommendations and governmental measures during the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have enforced numerous restrictions on daily living including social distancing, isolation, and home confinement. While these measures are imperative to mitigate spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on psychosocial healt...
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Articles on topics related to #Covid-19 with their impacts on all sectors and “World Post Corona” are welcomed. For more information please visit the conference website here: http://aueirc.aue.ae/ You all are encouraged to submit papers to the conference before #July 5th 2020 to avail more than 70% discount!
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Although recognised as effective measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing and self-isolation have been suggested to generate a burden throughout the population. To provide scientific data to help identify risk factors for the psychosocial strain during the COVID-19 outbreak, an international cross-disciplinary online...
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Prior to the discovery of the novel coronavirus, social distancing was never considered a norm to be practised when out in public. Notwithstanding, measures have been introduced by the health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19, with each person responsible to maintain a safe distance from the other. The intention to return a "normal life",...
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Every aspect of the sports industry, ranging from match preparation to fan experience, has been ravaged by the ongoing pandemic. COVID-19 has led to acceleration in the development of innovative solutions to reduce the overall expenditure in an industry unreceptive to changes. Before the discovery of the novel coronavirus, the soccer industry had i...
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COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in numerous restrictions on daily living including social distancing, isolation and home confinement. While these measures are imperative to abate the spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on health behaviours and lifestyles at home is undefined. Therefore, an international online survey was launche...
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Background: Public health recommendations and governmental measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in numerous restrictions on daily living including social distancing, isolation and home confinement. While these measures are imperative to abate the spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on health behaviours and lifest...
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Background Public health recommendations and governmental measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have enforced numerous restrictions on daily living including social distancing, isolation and home confinement. While these measures are imperative to mitigate spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on psychosocial health is undefined....
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Background: Although recognised as effective measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing and self-isolation, have been suggested to generate burden throughout the population. To provide scientific data to help identify risk-factors for the psychosocial strain during the COVID-19 outbreak, an international cross-discipli...
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Background: Public health recommendations and government measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have enforced restrictions on daily living, which may include social distancing, remote work/school, and home confinement. While these measures are imperative to abate the spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on mental health and emoti...
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Background Public health recommendations and governmental measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have enforced numerous restrictions on daily living including social distancing, isolation and home confinement. While these measures are imperative to abate the spreading of COVID-19, the impact of these restrictions on health behaviours and lifestyle a...
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Background. This paper investigates how hosting a mega sports event such as the 2016 Rio Games – Olympic and Paralympic influence the Rio de Janeiro and Brazil image’ like popular destinations among tourists. Objectives. The following hypotheses guided our research to identify the more positive image of Brazil as a tourism destination. Methods. A m...