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    Being in the right place at the right time: Resources and barriers in the...

    This instrumental case study investigated the internal and external resources and barriers in football players’ transition from junior to senior in an elite football club. Data was gathered through interviews with two coaches and five players who recently had transitioned from youth to senior elite level. Thematic analysis uncovered specific intrapersonal and environmental resources and/or barriers.

    Fast Women: A Review Essay

    Duncan Jamieson looks at a forgotten chapter in the history of women’s sport, cycling. When, in the 1870s, the high wheel, or ordinary bicycle appeared, women were eager to take advantage of this new, alternative means of mobility, in spite of the rather ineffective clothing for women dictated by fashion and propriety. Races for women became popular, and more so with the arrival of the safety bicycle, with two equally sized wheels.

    Landslagskarriär/-barriär: P15-landslaget, 10 år av åldersdiskriminering

    Talanger som väljs ut till elitläger och ungdomslandslag i fotboll ofta är födda under första halvan av året. En bidragande orsak till detta är fysiska skillnader i mognad; fenomenet kallas Relative age effect (RAE). I Filip Anderssons studie undersöks om samband finns mellan födelsedatum och uttagning till det svenska P15-landslaget, samt om en uttagning genererar en fortsatt landslagskarriär.

    From Hard Work to Grit: On the discursive formation of talent

    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.

    Physically Active Lessons in Secondary School: An Intervention Study

    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.

    Swedish Supporter Liaison Officers in Action

    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.

    Marketing the Perfect Ride: A Study of the Marketing of Horse Tourism on the...

    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.

    Udvikling af pædagogstuderendes lederskab gennem krop og bevægelse

    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. 

    Moderna sportkvinnor

    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.

    Technology and the Existential Element in Sport

    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.
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