Anne Tjønndal

2019 World Congress of Sociology of Sport

The 2019 World Congress of Sociology of Sport was hosted by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Traveling all the way from (north of the arctic circle) northern Norway with 38…

Kampsport, vold og provoserende misforståelser

Av og til hender det at jeg blir kontaktet av journalister som ønsker å intervjue meg om et tema jeg har forsket på og skrevet om. Det er selvfølgelig veldig smigrende når noen…

Best Sports Scholarly Reads of 2018

In 2018, I have written 12 reviews of academic books, representing roughly a book review a month. To summarize my ‘reviewing year’ I have picked my top three reads of 2018. These are…

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…