Lesbiska idrottsstjärnor har byggt upp fotboll till vad den är idag. Och de håller fortfarande på. Är det inte dags för lesbiska fotbollsfans att vara stolta över detta? Och är det inte dags att erkänna kvinnofotboll som en del av den lesbiska kulturen? Att utforska den lesbiska historien och damfotbollshistorien som en helhet borde vara möjligt i en Pride-vänlig tidsålder. Utifrån samtal med Jeanette "Vante" Rosengren och Caroline Jönsson har Moa Svan återupplivat Malmös lesbiska fotbollssaga.
Lesbian sports stars have made football into what it is today. And they're still doing it. Isn't it time for lesbian football fans to be proud of this? And isn't it time to recognize women's football as part of lesbian culture? Exploring lesbian history and women's soccer history as a whole should be possible in the age of Pride. Based on conversations with lesbian football icons Jeanette "Vante" Rosengren and Caroline Jönsson, Moa Svan has revived Malmö's lesbian football story.
In this feature article, Vi∂ar Halldorsson summarizes his article in Soccer & Society, in which he argues that Iceland can be identified as ‘a Black Swan’ in modern elite sports because it has produced extraordinary results against prestigious football nations. Iceland’s recent success is produced by a ‘none-elite’ sport system, which is built on different ideologies than is customary in the conventional youth sport academies of most nations.
Physical distance, lockdown and… physical activity? A brief summary of reviews investigating physical activity...
Studies of the effects of COVID-19 on the ability or inclination to exercise are manifold, and to help us all to get an overview of the results and the state of knowledge in the field, Andreas Fröberg has read and summarised four reviews that focus on physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic among children and adolescents, and adults, reviews that in turn comprise 151 published research studies. Fröberg identifies the limitations involved in the various studies as well as the indisputable conclusions that can be drawn from them.
The final bout in the men’s karate (over-75 kg) at the Tokyo Olympics ended with a messy, confusing penalty for a kick that was apparently too spectacular for karate. In his feature article for idrottsforum.org, Miroslav Imbrišević takes a close look at kick itself and does a close reading of the rule book. Based on the incident at the Games and his own assessment of what happened and why, Imbrišević sees a bleak future for karate in the Olympics.
Idrott och hälsa i Malmös skolor: Idrottsundervisning varje dag i skolan förbättrar enligt vetenskaplig...
På Malmö stads hemsida presenteras en rad konkreta förslag för hur elever ska få ”utveckla sin fysiska, sociala och psykiska förmåga att vilja, våga och kunna vara aktiv genom hela livet”. Samtliga förslag handlar om rörelse på raster, aktiva klassrum eller rörelse i anslutning till skoldagen. Skolans idrottsundervisning nämns inte med ett ord. Det är märkligt!
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will, unless something totally unexpected happens, open on July 23, 2021. One year late, and in many people’s minds, at least a year too soon. The opposition of the Japanese population is strong and strongly expressed, based on fears of further Covid-19 outbreaks. That the Games will go ahead anyway says much about the history and culture of the Olympic ’movement’, argues Brett Hutchins in his readable critical history of the Olympics from Coubertin and onwards.
In this feature article, Conor Heffernan summarizes his recent article in Women’s History Review, in which he presents his research into strongwomen history and specifically the story of German-born Julia Veidlere, better known as Victorina, famed strongwoman in late nineteenth century Britain. While telling her story, Heffernan also touches upon aspects of her career such as brand management and having to assert her femininity, against a backdrop of music hall entertainment, immensely popular in those days.
In this feature article, Adele Pavlidis and David Rowe summarize their recent article in M/C Journal, in which they take their point of departure in the concept of the bubble to explore the situation for elite athletes following the constraints put upon sports by the Covid-19 pandemic and related measures. The find that the gender and class inequalities present in sports were increased by the pandemic but obscured by the sporting bubbles that kept professional sports performers isolated from the virus as well as from the public eye.
Being a Group Fitness Instructor during the COVID-19 Crisis: Navigating Professional Identity, Social Distancing,...
In this feature article, Karin Andersson snd Jesper Andreasson summarize their recent article in Social Sciences, in which they explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures, such as social distancing affect the everyday lives and professions of Les Mills International (LMI) group fitness instructors. According to the participants, online classes as a means of upholding group fitness in times of social distancing is an insufficient substitute to face-to-face instructing.