2017

Brexit must include athletics

It’s the day after the closing ceremony of the infamous IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, and Britain is still a legitimate member of the global athletics community. Why? Why wasn’t UK Athletics…

When lost ‘Ladies’ matter, but an omitted ‘Women’s’ matters more

The recent decision by the Arsenal Football Club to rename its ‘Ladies’ team Arsenal Women’s Football Club (as in cricket, golf and tennis, ‘Ladies’ remains the preferred label for women’s games and institutions), and…

Rugby cuts show fragility of women’s place in sports marked ‘masculine’

After a weekend of English women’s sport success, the Rugby Football Union reminds us that the inroads to guy-space are fragile. The weekend of 22/23 July was a pretty good couple of days…

Samling vid pumpen

Nedan följer några kommentarer till regeringens pressmeddelande ”Samling för daglig rörelse”. Ur pressmeddelandet (1) Det råder fullständig samsyn om vikten av att barn och ungdomar ges goda möjligheter till fysisk aktivitet. Det är…

ISSA 2017 World Congress of Sociology of Sport

The International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) hosted this year’s World Congress of Sociology of Sport at the National Taiwan Sport University in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The conference took place from May 30th to…

Women’s boxing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Yesterday[i] the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the program for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The new Olympic program promises a more inclusive, youthful, urban and gender equal sporting…

Anti-siphoning changes a blow to sports fans who want to watch on free-to-air TV

Sport features heavily in the federal government’s long-anticipated Broadcast and Content Reform Package. The package demonstrates the deep connection between sport and TV, as well as the prominent place of sport in Australian…

Live odds ban debate exposes sport and gambling’s uncomfortable mutual dependency

Watching sport on TV may not exactly be a healthy activity, but it should at least do more good than harm. Yet viewers are exposed to all manner of advertising and promotional messages…

For cities, hosting major sporting events is a double-edged sword

Just as the publicity machine is cranking up for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, new Australia-based bids have already been signalled to host the same event in the future. Shepparton…

I skjæringspunktet mellom sosiologi, idrett og samfunn: et sammendrag av norsk sosiologisk tidsskrifts temanummer SPORT

I anledning 50-års jubileet til International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) skrev professor David Rowe (Western Sydney University) flere tekster om idrettssosiologiens utvikling og beskrev hvordan sport har gått fra å være et…