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Anders Hasselgård Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Andreas Selliaas Freelance researcher Abstract In this article, an analysis is made of Norwegian Human Rights organisations (HROs), their involvement in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, and consequences for their involvement in subsequent Games. We attempt to identify the organisations’ understanding of the Olympic Games as an arena for human rights activism and how “Olympic...
In this article, David Ekholm reviews Swedish research literature on sport as a means to realize social objectives related to crime prevention, contextualized by international literature on the subject.
Between Performance and Beauty: Towards a sociological understanding of trajectories to drug use in a gym and bodybuildning context
Based on an an ethnographic study of Swedish bodybuilders, Jesper Andreasson presents a sociological understanding of various circumstances influencing the decision to begin taking performance-enhancing drugs. Published in idrottsforum.org’s refereed sister publication Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum.
Kari Fasting, Celia Brackenridge and Gustav Kjølberg conducted the study reported here, using a small number of Norwegian court reports to examine issues confronting those researching sexual abuse in sport.
In a new article published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, “Sex, Football and the Media: The Case of South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup”, Maria Zuiderveld studies how South African media treated the issue of trafficking in relation of the football fest of 2010.
The use of performance enhancing drugs, especially anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has emerged as a social problem outside competitive sports, linked to substance abuse and crime. The purpose of this article is to analyze the use of doping and attitudes to doping outside the competitive sports context in relation to age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and branch of sport.
The Winner Takes All A Qualitative Study of Cooperation on Cycling Teams Katrine O. Netland, Vidar Schei, Therese E. Sverdrup Department of Strategy and Management, NHH Norwegian School of Economics Abstract Cycling is arguably one of the most physically demanding sports. However, road cycling athletes are also challenged by a social-psychological tension induced by a fairly simple dilemma: There will only be one individual...
Frode Moen’s and Kristin Garand’s article looks at subjective beliefs among sport coaches in terms of what they consider to be effective communication during practice. In general, coaches agree that during practice they must stimulate their athletes to be focused. In order to do this, their communication must be based on information and concepts that both coaches and athletes understand.