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ABC TV

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A US national television network broadcaster that has been one of the major investors—along with CBS and NBC—in sports programming in the USA. These three network broadcasters dominated...

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Abebe Bikila

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — African Studies.

1932–1973 Ethiopian runner who won two Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Abebe Bikila was born in Mout, Ethiopia. Before competing as a runner he was a member of the ...

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Abel, Bobby (1857–1936)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 69 words.

He scored heavily for his county until 1903, when failing eyesight forced him to retire. In later life he

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Abolishing the Sanity Code and Launching the Modern College Sports Establishment

Howard P. Chudacoff.

in Changing the Playbook

December 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 8341 words.

This chapter details the regularization of athletic scholarships and establishment of the NCAA as the principal arbiter of the college sports establishment. It describes the NCAA's Sanity...

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An Aborted Trial

Nathaniel Grow.

in Baseball on Trial

February 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 9316 words.

This chapter examines Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs and its dismissal, focusing on the period between February 1916 and June...

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Adam, Karl (1912–76)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 98 words.

His methods revolutionized rowing in the 1950s and 1960s. A world student boxing champion before the Second World War, he

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Adidas

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

(established 1920)

This leading global producer of sports footwear, equipment, and leisure wear is widely recognized by its trefoil logo, launched in 1972, the more geometric...

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adventure sports

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A term widely used but rarely defined, relating to broad and imprecise categories of outdoor activity and what are also referred to as lifestyle sports or activities characterized by...

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aeroplane racing

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

One of the two earliest forms of competitive sport with aeroplanes (along with record-breaking distance flights), established in France in the first decade of the 20th century. In England,...

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Aerts, Jean (1907–92)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 41 words.

He was the first man to win amateur (1927) and professional (1935) world road-race titles. His

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