Anne Tjønndal

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Becoming an Urban Runner in Brussels

Running a marathon has become something of an annual autumn event for me. To be able to run a marathon (and enjoy the experience of it) requires months of training and kilometers upon…

Social Inclusion through Sport: Analyzing Effective Interventions and Policies to Tackle Social Exclusion

Session report from the 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science held in Dublin, Ireland – July 4th – 7th 2018 The annual congress of the European College of Sport…

2018 World Congress of Sociology of Sport

Lausanne, Switzerland – the Olympic capital of the word and the region that is home to more than fifty international sport federations was the host of the 2018 World Congress of Sociology of…

Encouraging girls to stay in combat sports: ongoing inclusion initiatives in Norwegian boxing

The year 2017 saw a new ‘Girls Revolution’ in Norwegian Boxing. It all started in June, when Undisputed World Champion Cecilia Brækhus selected 18 girls and invited them to Kragerø to participate in…

Endring, innovasjon og omstilling i idrett: sesjonsrapport fra NEON-konferansen

Årets NEON-konferanse (Nettverk for organisasjonsforskning i Norge) ble arrangert av Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved Nord universitet, Bodø. Konferansen ble avholdt 21-23 november og årets tema var «Omstillingsprosesser: Smertefulle erfaringer eller kreative muligheter». Totalt…

ISSA 2017 World Congress of Sociology of Sport

The International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) hosted this year’s World Congress of Sociology of Sport at the National Taiwan Sport University in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The conference took place from May 30th to…

Women’s boxing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Yesterday[i] the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the program for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The new Olympic program promises a more inclusive, youthful, urban and gender equal sporting…

I skjæringspunktet mellom sosiologi, idrett og samfunn: et sammendrag av norsk sosiologisk tidsskrifts temanummer SPORT

I anledning 50-års jubileet til International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) skrev professor David Rowe (Western Sydney University) flere tekster om idrettssosiologiens utvikling og beskrev hvordan sport har gått fra å være et…

Hva er vel ishockey uten taklinger?

Ishockey er en av de siste mannsbastionene innen idretten (Tjønndal, 2016a). I likhet med andre hyper-maskuline idretter som boksing og bryting er mannsdominansen stor både blant utøvere, dommere, trenere og ledere. I 2014…

Jumping for Joy: An Innovation Perspective on Parkour

As of mid-January 2017, The United Kingdom has become the first nation to recognize Parkour as a sport. Parkour, also known as art du deplacement, or freerunning, originated in France during the late…