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European cultures of sport : examining the nations and regions

Author: James Riordan; Arnd Krüger
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2003.
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Sport occupies a key position in the cultural profile of a nation. This study forms a comparative guide to sport across Europe, in terms of its relative political and social status, its development, and the ways in which it has contributed to national achievement. Covering sport in ten major European states, each native contributor to the study presents: a brief historical background: major sports successes, Olympic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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European cultures of sport.
Bristol : Intellect, 2003
(OCoLC)47824706
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Riordan; Arnd Krüger
ISBN: 1841508802 9781841508801 1841500143 9781841500140
OCLC Number: 52341060
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 159 pages)
Contents: Introduction / James Riordan and Arnd Kruger --
England and Wales / Marc Keech --
Scotland / Ian Thomson --
Denmark / Else Trangbaek --
Germany / Arnd Kruger --
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe / James Riordan and Hart Cantelon --
France / Thierry Terret --
Spain / Teresa Gonzalez Aja and Patrick Stumm --
Italy / Angela Teja and Marco Impiglia.
Responsibility: edited by James Riordan, Arnd Kruger.

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Sport occupies a key position in the cultural profile of a nation. This study forms a comparative guide to sport across Europe, in terms of its relative political and social status, its development, and the ways in which it has contributed to national achievement. Covering sport in ten major European states, each native contributor to the study presents: a brief historical background: major sports successes, Olympic positions, sporting traditions, organisation of sport: its structure and financing, elite sport: how talent is spotted, nurtured and remunerated, sports academies, national qual.

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