The Editor

Cross-country skiing as a team sport

At the World Championships in cross country skiing in Lathi, Finland, the 50K race was won by Canadian Alex Harvey, with a Russian in second place and a Finn in third. The apparent strategy of the Norwegian coach didn’t work, and in a blogpost Arve Hjelseth problematizes the decision to let one man, the non-sprinter Sundby, try and split the field. This is Jeremy Crump’s translation of Hjelseth’s post.

Ethical standards of fair play – the basis of modern sport

This paper by three Masters students at Saint Petersburg State University offers a discussion of the theoretical basis of the ethical foundations of sport, expressed in the principles of fair play, with emphasis on the articulation between cultural-moral personhood in sport and the increasingly anti-humanist features of contemporary, institutionalized professional sport (sub-)cultures.

Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 33, September 2017

Psychology of Sport and Exercise is the Official Journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC). Psychology of Sport and Exercise is an international forum for scholarly reports in the psychology of sport and exercise, broadly defined. The journal is open to the use of diverse methodological approaches.

Call for Papers | “Building bodies: Gendered Sport and Transnational Movements”. Yearbook of Women’s History 2018. Call ends October 2, 2017

The 2018 Yearbook of Women’s History will focus on the making of ‘the sporting body’ as a concept full of ambiguous cultural meanings and impact, and invites papers which discuss the historical formation, transformation and impact of gendered discourses, representations and practices within sport and physical culture.

Call for Papers | “Blood, Sweat and Fears” | Women in Sport and Exercise Conference. Staffordshire University, June 13–14 2018. Call ends March 23, 2018

The WISE conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to your respective field. It will discuss the issues around women’s participation in sport and exercise. The themes of the conference will include female-specific health and medical issues arising from participation in sport and exercise, and issues and opportunities for women’s participation in sport and exercise.

Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 39, 2017, Issue 3

The Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP) is designed to stimulate and communicate research theory in all areas of sport and exercise psychology. JSEP emphasizes original research reports that advance our understanding of human behavior as it relates to sport and exercise. 

Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Volume 14, 2017, Issue 10

It is the mission of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health to be the primary global outlet for information relevant to the science and practice of physical activity as it relates to health and health outcomes. JPAH is peer reviewed and publishes original research and practice reports as well as review papers.

Journal of Global Sport Management Volume 2, 2017, issue 3

The Journal of Global Sport Management (JGSM) aims to be the global platform for focused, rigorous, and interdisciplinary research that has originality, depth, and clarify of insights into significant issues and developments of interest to sport management. Its main objectives: to advance research; to enhance practice; and to facilitate good policy-making decisions.

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 25, 2017, Number 2

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. WSPAJ is the official journal of the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity, housed in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Save the Date | The Science and Practice of Racket Sport for Improved performance and Health: Special Focus on Table Tennis | Halmstad University, April 25–27, 2018

Three topics will be in focus: a) High performance, b) Health and Innovation, c) Sport sciences. Thus, we expect the Conference to provide an excellent possibility to discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on health and racket sports focusing on keywords such as adapted physical activity, promotion, prevention, treatment and evaluation.