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wellness

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 98 words.

An optimal state of health. Wellness as a concept became commonly used towards the end of the 20th century and maintains that health is not simply the absence of illness and disease but is...

coexistence through sport, promotion of

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 186 words.

Forms of intervention designed to bring together disparate groups or communities in sporting exchanges and experiences, with the objective (at least for the moment) of transcending conflict...

gymnastics

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 378 words.

A form of exercise and physical performance with origins in military preparation (in ancient as well as more modern societies), and educational programmes for fitness and health. In many...

xenophobia

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 97 words.

A term referring to hostility as felt or expressed towards foreigners. A xenophobic outlook fuels a fear of others unlike you. The potential of sport to bring people together in collective...

democratization

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 112 words.

The process of opening up access to political influence and power to all members of a community, though the precise contours and characteristics of a democracy in the contemporary world...

stickball

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 111 words.

A stick-and-ball game acknowledged as the predecessor of *lacrosse. It was played by the Native American communities of the south-east of North America, most prominently the Choctaws and...

Muldoon, William

William Meltzer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1444 words.

Muldoon, William (25 May 1852–03 June 1933), wrestler, physical culturist, and New York State athletic commissioner, was born in Caneadea, New York, the son of Patrick Muldoon, a farmer,...

Halas, George Stanley

Larry R. Gerlach.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 2338 words.

Halas, George Stanley (02 February 1895–31 October 1983), professional football player, coach, and owner, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frank J. Halas, a businessman, and...

Buzkashi

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 2128 words.

Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan; it is often played as part of multi-day celebrations of weddings and circumcisions. Played on horseback, riders grapple with each other to...

false consciousness

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 261 words.

A concept derived from the work of Karl *Marx on the inbuilt inequalities of the capitalist system, relating to the ways in which people might make sense of their place in that system, but...

reference group

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 130 words.

Introduced by the psychologist Herbert Hyman (1918–85) in his 1942 monograph The Psychology of Status, the concept of reference group is based on the recognition that people judge...

economic impact

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 597 words.

The value of a sporting presence or event to the community or other identifiable constituency. This is best assessed by independent bodies or individuals, as it is highly unlikely that an...

children's sports and games

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 134 words.

In his Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801) Joseph Strutt included a whole chapter on children's games, many of them simple in conception, dependent upon little or no...

objectivity

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 353 words.

The capacity to analyse a given phenomenon without bias, on the basis of evidence and arguments supported by that evidence, regardless of any interests or personal or political principles...

Willis, Bill

Henry Franklin Tribe.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1038 words.

Willis, Bill (05 October 1921–27 November 2007), professional football player, was born William Karnet Willis in Columbus, Ohio, the second son of Clement Willis, a railroad porter, and...

Hornsby, Rogers

A. D. Suehsdorf.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 2247 words.

Hornsby, Rogers (27 April 1896–05 January 1963), baseball player, was born in Winters, a farming community in west-central Texas, the son of Edward Hornsby, a cattle rancher and farmer, and...

Hardin, Slats

John A. Lucas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 779 words.

Hardin, Slats (01 July 1910–06 March 1975), track and field athlete, was born Glenn Foster Hardin in Derma, Calhoun County, Mississippi. While attending Greenwood High School in that...

Nelson, Battling

Luckett V. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1259 words.

Nelson, Battling (05 June 1882–07 February 1954), lightweight boxer, was born Oscar Matthew Nielsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. He came with his parents, Niels and Mary Nielsen, to the United...

Brown, Mordecai Peter Centennial

John E. Findling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 856 words.

Brown, Mordecai Peter Centennial (19 October 1876–14 February 1948), baseball player, was born in Nyesville, Indiana, a rural community near Terre Haute, the son of Peter P. Brown, a...

Wagner, Gorgeous George

Adam R. Hornbuckle.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1124 words.

Wagner, Gorgeous George (24 March 1915–26 December 1963), professional wrestler, was born George Raymond Wagner in Butte, Nebraska, the son of Howard James Wagner and Bessie May Francis....