"Vidar Halldorsson" tag

Iceland in the world of élite sports – Viking heredity or modern-day smarts?

Iceland’s sporting successes of late, including being the smallest nation to ever qualify for the FIFA World Cup, have prompted Vidar Halldorsson, an assistant professor in sociology at the University of Iceland, to attempt an explanation. His Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success gets a mostly favorable review by Eivind Å. Skille.

Sport in Society, Volume 20, 2017, Issue 9

The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.