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Amateurs and professionals

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 4735 words.

The vast majority of people who play sport are amateurs who take part for a variety of reasons relating to their social lives, health, and for the pure pleasure of it. ‘Amateurs and...

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Business

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 5232 words.

‘Business’ describes the commercialization of sport that began in the late 19th century and, with the advent of television, became even greater in the second half of the 20th century. Sport...

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Conclusion

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 2194 words.

Sport is a physical activity still enjoyed as a natural expression of athleticism and energy, in many different forms and settings, by millions of people around the globe. At the elite...

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Dark side

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 5938 words.

Sport is not simply about who wins or loses the game. While events on the field of play may constitute the limits of the actual physical sporting experience, the impact of sport is felt far...

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International

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 5591 words.

The first recorded international sporting fixture was a cricket match between the United States and Canada in New York in 1844. ‘International’ shows that once sporting organizations, the...

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Introduction

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 1174 words.

What is ‘sport’ and why has the urge to run or jump, to wrestle, or master a moving ball individually, or in a team, been part of human culture for so long? The ‘Introduction’ explains that...

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Modern

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 8432 words.

The late 19th century was a period of huge innovation and social change across a range of areas. Sport was a by-product of the industrial, transport, and urbanizing revolutions of the...

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Origins

Mike Cronin.

in Sport

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 4881 words.

The Sumerians were some of the first humans to record their sporting activity, as wrestlers, around 3000 bc. Wrestling and other early activities appear recognizable to us as sports or...

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Sport

Mike Cronin.

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Exercise Medicine. 152 pages.

Sport is big business, international in nature, and the focus of much media and cultural attention. Sport: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of sport, from its traditional...

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