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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Olympic Games

Allen Guttmann.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1803 words.

Pierre de Coubertin created the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894 and summoned the world's youth to participate

Horse Racing

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 549 words.

With a history extending from ancient Egypt, the Grecian Olympic Games, and Roman chariot races through medieval and early-modern Europe,

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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Sport Under Communism

Robert Edelman, Anke Hilbrenner and Susan Brownell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Social and Cultural History. 7826 words.

This article examines sport in the Soviet Union, East Germany, and China. Despite the early Soviet emphasis on mass physical culture, high-performance sport was the priority of these...

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Sport in China

Susan Brownell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 7591 words.

Due to the Orientalist bias in sport history in the West, starting in the late nineteenth century, “Far Eastern civilization” was defined in terms of its lack relative to “Western...

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Sport in Southern Europe

Andrew McFarland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Social and Cultural History. 6613 words.

This chapter explores how sport became intertwined with identity, politics, consumerism, and culture in Southern Europe to the extent that it is difficult to imagine modern Spain, Italy,...

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Diffusion and Transformation of Western Sports in North Asia

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 6735 words.

This chapter tracks the diffusion of Western-style athletic culture in Japan and Korea since the late nineteenth century. It argues that modern teach sport was introduced to Japan and Korea...

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Sport in Russia and Eastern Europe

Mauricio Borrero.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Russian and Eastern European History; Social and Cultural History. 6145 words.

The long period of Communist rule in Russia and eastern Europe provided the foundation for the development of sport in the region and the competitive boost for international success,...

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