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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...

Sports, Sexism and the Law: Some Contextual History

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There is abundant evidence that sexism is common, if not endemic, within sport. It can be found to different degrees in the sex- and...

Play(ing) back to sport: rethinking games in Covid-world

It's mid-May. Much that we know about our world is disrupted by a virus that mutated from one that was relatively successfully contained geographically...

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...

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...

What science says about doping in Norway

On behalf of all scholars of sport who value scientific pursuit of truth over idle speculation, I would like to dedicate my first post...

All sport is global: A hard lesson from the pandemic

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There is a common saying that all politics is local. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we should invent a new one: all...

Likvärdig bedömning ≠ likvärdig undervisning

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Med utgångspunkt i området ”likvärdig bedömning” och i Specialpedagogiska myndighetens och Skolverkets nya film om likvärdig undervisning i idrott och hälsa problematiseras i denna...

Aχυράνθρωπου

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Den fetstilta rubriken med grekisk term åtföljs av ett kursivt citat från någon film, låt eller dikt. Originalalstret är tydligt fin- eller fulkulturellt. Gärna...

Bør vi tro på norsk langrenn?

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I store deler av 1990-årene var norsk herrelangrenn helt dominerende i VM og OL. Dette skjedde i en tid hvor vi vet at vi...