Canadian "nation-bulding" through the Olympic Games
International Centre for Olympic Studies
North American Society for Sport History
History of American Sport
Rethinking the Olympics
Sport, Exercise, and the Body in Western Culture
2010 - The Pierre de Coubertin Award, conferred by the International Society of Olympic Historians “for lifelong and dedicated historical work on behalf of the Olympic Movement”
2008 - Conferred with Honorary Lifetime Professor, Capital University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
2003 - NASSH (North American Society for Sport History) Lifetime Achievement Award for “contributions to the discipline of Sport History
2003 - NASSH Book of the Year Award for Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism (Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, 2002)
2002 - Elected into the University of New Mexico Lobo Sports Hall of Fame
2001 - Elected International Fellow, European Academy of Sport History
1997 - Awarded The Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee for “outstanding merit in the cause of world sport”
1997 - Elected Lifetime Honorary Member, Canadian Olympic Association
1992 - Founder and Editor, Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies
1991 - Elected President, North American Society for Sport History
1990 - Elected International Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
1989 - Founding Director, International Centre for Olympic Studies
1985 - Awarded the University of Western Ontario Pleva Gold Medal for Excellence in Teaching
1972 - Conferred with the Annual University of New Mexico Professional Promise Award
1968 - Elected Fellow, American College of Sport Medicine
Convention Manager/Co-Manager of 13 International Sport History Conferences/Symposia
Executive and Editorial Board membership of several Sport History organizations and journals
Barney, R.K. (2013). The Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games of 1932. American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas, Vol. 3, Murray R. Nelson, ed., Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO-Greenwood, 929-932.
Barney, R.K. (2013). The Boston Red Sox: A History. American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas, Vol. 1, Murray R. Nelson, ed., Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO-Greenwood, 163-170.
Barney, R.K. (2012). Tsar Nicholas II’s Comrade in Arms: IOC Member John Hanbury-Williams, Journal of Olympic History, 20(3), 56-62.
Barney, R.K. & Wenn S.R. (2013). Selling Image and Exposure: The Rise of Olympic Commercialism. Olympics – Past and Present, Andreas Armendt, Christian Wacker, Stephan Wassong, eds., Munich/London/New York: Prestel Verlag, 276-285.