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“Get excited, people!”

Matthew Klugman.

in Sport History in the Digital Era

April 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 10742 words.

This chapter examines how sport fansites can be mined by sport historians as “a wonderfully rich resource.” Each week, “thousands, if not millions” of sport fans congregate online to “read,...

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Into the Digital Era

Tara Magdalinski.

in Sport History in the Digital Era

April 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 7403 words.

This chapter discusses the numerous opportunities for incorporating interactive, Internet-based technologies for collaborative learning into sport history pedagogy. These include blogs,...

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Rwandan high jumping

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A form of jumping over a horizontal bar, practised by Rwandan males in Africa, and documented by European travellers and imperialists through the first third of the 20th century. John Bale...

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tenpin bowling

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An indoor game played between individuals or teams, in which a ball is bowled down a smooth wooden ‘lane’ towards a set of ‘pins’ arranged in a triangular fashion, with the aim of knocking...

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The Rise of the National Basketball Association

David George Surdam.

October 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 264 pages.

Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so...

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Local Vino

James R. Pennell.

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 208 pages.

The art and craft of winemaking has put down roots in the Midwest, where enterprising vintners coax reds and whites from the prairie earth while their businesses stand at the hub of a new...

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espionage and sport

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Sport and spies appear at first an unlikely pairing, but the incipient and then expansive internationalism of sport make it ideal for the apparently innocent global movement of selected...

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gay sports

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Sporting encounters or events organized by and for gay people. Gay sports have been considered as an antidote to the hedonism of the gay club scene, but have also been seen as a way of...

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pétanque

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A French form of bowls, or boules (a variant of the latter is also known as boules Lyonnaise, based in the Lyons region of France). Standing with the feet together at a specified mark, the...

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The Golden Age of American Skating

James R. Hines.

in Figure Skating in the Formative Years

March 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 5590 words.

This chapter discusses the evolution of figure skating after World War II. World War II was more devastating to the skating community than was World War I, primarily because figure skating...

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More than Marketplaces

James R. Pennell.

in Local Vino

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 9091 words.

This chapter examines how the local wineries' attractive qualities for customers contributed to their growth. A common theme among Midwestern winery owners is that wine is not just a...

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Mega-events and urban development: Olympics and legacies

Maurice Roche.

in Mega-Events and Social Change

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 12264 words.

This chapter explores the ‘material embedding’ of mega-event spectacles in the legacies they leave in host cities which can be of both a negative and positive kind, and consist of the...

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The Baltimore Blues

Daniel A. Nathan.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 7229 words.

This chapter examines how Baltimore's professional football team, the Colts, exemplified the city's values and sense of self, while John Unitas, one of the team's key players, personified...

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American Brigadoon

David W. Zang.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 5380 words.

This chapter examines the ways in which Penn State University football “fans draw their sense of community from the shared belief that Happy Valley is not only a mythic place, but a...

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The Biggest “Classic” of Them All

David K. Wiggins.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 7269 words.

This chapter examines the spirited football rivalry between Howard University and Lincoln University, two historically black universities, by focusing on their annual Thanksgiving Day...

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Unrecognized Legacy

Roger R. Tamte.

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 2445 words.

Camp semiretires from the NHCC in 1923, relinquishing the presidency and general management to younger men and becoming chairman of the board. The change comes after the company experiences...

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Nice declaration on sport

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The recognition by the European Council, in a declaration made at Nice, France, in 2000, of the special characteristics of European sport. This followed on from a full consultation paper by...

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quoits

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An outdoor game in which a ring, usually made of iron, is aimed at a target stuck in the ground, commonly a pin or a peg. It was played in England in the 14th century, and branded as...

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skittles

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A target game in which a projectile such as a ball or bowl—sometimes called a ‘cheese’—is launched at a set of wooden pins. It was a popular recreation in Germany, France, and Britain...

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Olympia

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A documentary film of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games made by Leni Riefenstahl under the patronage of the Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels (1897–1945) and Adolf Hitler himself. The film...

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