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Beyond the gender boundary

As the (northern) summer of 2018 has drawn to a close, there has been extensive media discussion of women’s bodies – not that that is unusual: all manner of media platforms are sites…

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…

Angela Williamson’s sacking shows gulf between Cricket Australia’s words and deeds

Cricket Australia’s dismissal of a top Tasmanian cricketing official for “making offensive comments” has received enormous media attention in Australia and overseas. In its letter to terminate the employment of Public Policy and…

The World Cup that wasn’t

Make sure you are sitting safely and have sedatives at hand because this modest-looking post will expose the biggest fraud in the not-so-pristine history of global football business. The quadrennial extravaganza known as…

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…

Den sociale idrottsentreprenören

I går hade vi förmånen att lämna över en vänbok till Per Gerrevall, professor i pedagogik vid Linnéuniversitetet. Boken Att leda lärande består av tre teman: Leda lärande i akademi och utbildning Leda…

Is Russia worthy of hosting the World Cup?

  With the FIFA World Cup just days away, I have been chatting with people on my travels through central and northern Europe to gauge their opinions about Russia being the host. Several…

Bjørn Dæhlie’s bravest moment

Who is the mightiest of them all? The ultimate riddle deserves to be addressed right now, the day after the official closure of the 2017–18 skiing season (so far as yours truly is…

Moving away from pies and beers – healthy eating at sports stadia

Around the world, fans attend stadia in large numbers, paying to watch athletes take part in physical activity while sitting, eating and drinking for prolonged periods. In our chapter in Sport and Health:…

Can the Commonwealth Games change perceptions of the Gold Coast?

Just as the Australian men’s cricket ball-tampering scandal exhausts itself at last, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games appears, as if on cue, to fill the feelgood sporting void. These are, after all,…