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Voyeurism and media sport violence

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When Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo complained about multiple instant replays of Romain Grosjean’s flaming crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, he felt “it was...

Organisert ungdomsidrett, treningssentre og egentrening: nye funn om sosial ulikhet og sammenkoblinger mellom deltakelse...

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Ungdoms treningsaktivitet er i endring og har vært det en stund. Noen utviklingstrekk handler at ungdom slutter tidligere (i yngre alder) i idrettslag og...

Mellom idrettsfag, idrettslag og Fotballforbundet: Esportens mediediskurs i Norge

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Som et ledd i utviklingen av et mer digitalt orientert fritidsmønster blant unge, er virtuell idrett eller esport (electronic sports) på fremmarsj globalt og...

Boycotts, the vacuous myth of Olympic neutrality and corporate sport

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In the midst of everything else to talk about, one of the stories of 2020 has been the rise in the number of athletes,...

Kjønnsdelt trening og mening: Idrettens konkurranselogikk appellerer mindre til jenter

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I en fersk studie analyserer jeg og Kolbjørn Rafoss forskjeller i treningsorganisering og treningsbegrunnelser mellom gutter og jenter i alderen 13-18 år i perioden...

Seeing the ‘Big Picture’: a historical view of football, society and ‘fair competition’

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The leaking of Liverpool and Manchester United’s ‘Project Big Picture’ to, amongst other things, shrink the Premier League (PL) to 18 clubs has, despite an...

And the winner is… TELEVISION! Spectacle and sport in a pandemic

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While wishing a plague on the plague, Covid-19 has been useful in one respect. In suddenly stopping normal service, it forced us to reconsider...

The Sydney Olympics: How did the ‘best games ever’ change Australia?

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On Tuesday, it will be 20 years since the Olympic opening ceremony in Sydney, kicking off the “best games ever”. Our newspapers and TV screens...

Subjecting pandemic sport to a sociological procedure

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This blog post is the accepted version of an article I’ve just published in Journal of Sociology, very close to the published version. The...

Australasia will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: What’s not to like?

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Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand have won the right to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the middle of a global pandemic, sport...