This peer reviewed article by Magnus Kilger examines the long historical interest for the selection of young talented children in sports. The seemingly everlasting search for talents and the quest for the especially gifted is followed by the practice of trying to find and select the right individuals. This paper elucidates historical representations of talent and talent selection in a series of professional sports literature in Sweden.
In this article, Claus Løgstrup Ottesen and Jesper von Seelen describes an intervention study examining the effect of physically active lessons on both educational outcomes and the teachers’ perspective on integrating PA into academic lessons in secondary school. Physically active lessons refers to the integration of physical activity into lessons in key learning areas other than physical education, such as mathematics.
The Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role became incorporated into the UEFA licensing system from the 2012/13 season. This interview study by Erik Madsen, Sammyh Khan, Neil Williams and Jonas Havelund focusses on how the Swedish SLOs perceive their role, and it documents how SLOs use their position to make the voice of the supporters heard by the club and police.
This article by Aage Radmann and Susanna Hedenborg shows that the marketing och horse tourism builds on story-telling related to trust; (implied) common experiences of organizer and tourist in relation to horses and horsemanship; and natural and cultural landscapes. In contrast to the representation of women in other sport contexts, women in horse tourism are portrayed as active participants in a challenging athletic activity.
Dette projekt undersøger et undervisningsforløb med unge pædagogstuderende. Artiklen, af Mette Skovhus og Helle Winther, belyser, hvordan man med afsæt i bevægelsesundervisning, et helhedsorienteret kropssyn og teori om den professionspersonlige kompetence kan sætte fornyet fokus på kroppens betydning for udvikling af lederskab og relationskompetence.
Den 26 oktober 2018 disputerade Emma Severinsson i historia vid Lunds universitet på avhandlingen Moderna kvinnor: Modernitet, femininitet och svenskhet i svensk veckopress 1921–1933. Ett av kapitlen heter ”Moderna sportkvinnor”, och med Emma Severinssons benägna tillstånd kan idrottsforum.org publicera detta kapitel oavkortat.
In this new article, Roger Melin, Dalarna University, digs deep into the pros and cons of the use of technology as a basis for decisions in on-going sport events, and specifically in-game-decision-technology during a game, such as goal-line technology, and after a game, e.g. video replays. The author is not wholly in favour of either of these techniques, and he argues well for his position.
Drawing on frame factor theory, this article by Anna Renström and Staffan Karp examines the establishment of a sports programme offering recreational and fitness activities for adults within the Swedish Sports Confederation. Data from eight interviews with local sports instructors were analysed to investigate the content of activities for adults and how and why the instructors carried out these activities.
Dette case-studie af Nicolai Rosenkilde, Nikolaj Christiansen & Niels Nygaard Rossing, Aalborg Universitet, undersøgte fodboldspilleres overgang fra junior til senior i en elitefodboldklub. Studiet viser en række interne og eksterne ressourcer og barrierer, som både spillere og klub kan forsøge at forbedre. Men samtidig viser studiet, at det også handler om at være det rigtige sted på det rigtige tidspunkt.
Jeffrey Kidder’s book gives a comprehensive and in-depth insight into the discipline of parkour as it is practiced and has evolved in the United States. Thus, Kidder’s book fills the need for studies in parkour to be sensitive to the local context. Signe Højbjerre Larsen, a parkour performer herself, was impressed by Kidders’s study, and this review essay is a critical hommage to Kidder and his book.