juni 2016

51st World Congress of Sociology of Sport – Sports, Global Development and Social Change

This week The International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) hosted the 51st World Congress of Sociology of Sport at the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest, Hungary. The conference spanned over four days,…

Euro 2016: Why British football fans ought to support the French strikers

Following the terrorist atrocities in Paris on the 13th November 2015 I quickly resolved to attend the European Championships as planned (many thanks Matt and Pierre). I realise there is an element of…

Muhammad Ali rewrote the rule book for athletes as celebrities and activists

The descriptor “icon” is vastly overused in these celebrity-fixated times, but it could have been invented for Muhammad Ali, who has died aged 74. Thirty-five years after he threw his last punch in…