februari 2016

Triple victory for Norwegian sports medicine

Fifty years ago this week the most celebrated Norwegian was a cross-country skier. Valiant skiers, of course, have never suffered from lack of recognition in Norway, but the most remarkable thing about this…

Doing history in the mainstream: challenging the neo-liberal university

For the second successive year I have spent a late February weekend at the International Sports and Leisure History Colloquium at Manchester Metropolitan University. What’s more, I have been again as a civilian…

Håp for klassisk langrenn?

I stafettene under NM på ski sist helg ble hele 15 herrelag og ett damelag straffet med et tidstillegg på tre minutter for ulovlig skøyting på 1. etappe, som gikk i klassisk langrenn….

Confessions of a failed myth buster

Until a few days ago, I enjoyed reading but failed to understand some of the more sophisticated contributions to sport studies. Take Doug Booth, for example. The Field: Truth and Fiction in Sport…

Thoughts on Narrative Analysis in Sport Studies

As part of my work as a PhD student last year I participated in a course on qualitative methods in social science. The course was aimed at social sciences in general, and included…