"Daniel Svensson" tag

A Swedish story of speedy skiers and scientists

We put Daniel Svensson’s dissertation from 2017, Scientizing performance in endurance sports: The emergence of ‘rational training’ in cross-country skiing, 1930–1980 (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) into the hands of Erkki Vettenniemi, who’s insightful reading resulted in an engaging and highly informative review.

Public defence of doctoral thesis | Scientizing performance in endurance sports: The emergence of ‘rational training’ in cross-country skiing, 1930-1980 by Daniel Svensson

This thesis sets out to analyze the role that science has played in training during the 20th century. It is a history about the rationalization of training, but also about larger issues regarding the role of personal, experiential knowledge and scientific knowledge.

Förtjänstfull populärhistorik kompletterar bilden av svensk damfotboll

Öxabäck IF dominerade damfotbollen under 1970- och -80-talen, med halvdussinet SM-segrar och lika många cupsegrar. Daniel Svenssons och Florence Oppenheims Öxabäckshistorik Etta på bollen: Historien om Öxabäcks damlag uppskattas högeligen av Jonny Hjelm, som ju själv forskat en del om damfotboll.