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    Journal of Sport History, Volume 43, 2016, Number 3

    The Journal of Sport History is published three times a year by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). The purpose of NASSH is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport, and to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes.

    The Internet is not going away any time soon – thankfully, viable options for sport history research are available

    The future is here, and for all, not least sport historians, it’s important to be ready for whatever changes that may involve. Luckily, a collection of articles is available, Sport History in the Digital Era edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips, and our reviewer Scott D. Peterson finds a book full of useful ideas.

    An enjoyable, well written, and very Canadian tome on sport, politics and society

    Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation, edited by Russell Field (University of Toronto Press) is an homage, albeit in a very low-keyed, Canadian sort of way, to Bruce Kidd, athlete, activist and scholar. In his review for, Alan Bairner is very pleased with what he reads; however, he is unable to find in this book about struggle a discussion of gender and sexuality.

    Comprehensive collection, with the usual suspects and some bright spots

    In his knowledgeable review of A Companion to Sport, edited by David L. Andrews and Ben Carrington, Alan Bairner, Professor of Sport and Social Theory at Loughborough University, finds that the volume offers something for everybody, if not everything for all.

    Tankar och perspektiv kring de olympiska spelen

    Anders Östnäs Institutionen för socialt arbete, Lunds universitet DE OLYMPISKA IDEALEN och de olympiska spelen har globalt samarbete, internationell förståelse och social gemenskap över nationsgränserna som några viktiga mål. Men har idealen och spelen genom åren nått sina mål? Hur har den olympiska verkligheten relaterats till politiska verkligheter sedan de moderna olympiska spelen infördes 1896? Har den olympiska tanken överhuvudtaget någon framtid?...
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