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The deadly dividends of anti-doping

20 years ago this month the world of cross-country skiing was agog over a few foul-smelling urine samples. Six Finnish athletes, among them Mika...

End of Ethiopian running

MORE THAN A HALF-CENTURY AGO, the world marveled at the sudden surge of distance runners from Ethiopia, formerly known as Abyssinia. Abebe Bikila, an...

Esport som sosial innovasjon i idrett?

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Esport er organisert konkurransegaming hvor aktørene, enten individuelt eller som lag, forsøker å beseire sin(e) motstander(e) innenfor rammen av et gitt regelverk. Som den...

English football fans: Lamenting a lost world

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She’ll be sorry. One day Charmain will see a front-page splash in the Daily Bounder about how the blokes have done the place proud...

Det tog 35 år

I helgen läste jag i tidningen om en simförening som vill bidra till att bryta det tabu som finns om mens. Föreningen kommer att...

Men du har sett Europa börjar sjunka

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  Det finns inget socialt system som inte läcker i alla riktningar. Det menade åtminstone filosoferna Gilles Deleuze och Felix Guattari i sitt eget durkslag...

Beach handballers challenge patriarchal pretensions

  It is that time of the global sports cycle, usually a four year event but this year a Covid-caused quinquennial moment, when much of...

They cancel Olympics, don’t they?

  Last time I checked, they hadn’t cancelled the 2020/2021 Tokyo games yet. Maybe today they will – or maybe the next year’s Chinese winter...

The Brisbane Olympics are a leap into an unknowable future

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There’ll be two types of Australian high jump in Tokyo this month. The first, most likely scripted, was Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s front row...

‘She came out of nowhere’: the racialisation of Emma Răducanu

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It’d take a certain level of curmudgeon not to have been even just a little bit taken by the women’s competition at the 2021...