That Was The Week That Was,
June 20–26, 2022


Dear all,

Summer is creeping up on us, the past weekend saw temperatures of up to 30°C in our neck of the woods. This is unusual indeed, it must be a mild version of the heatwave that has plagued Southern Europe lately.
So, last week was the last week for publication of original texts before the summer holiday, and it was, we think, a good week with much to read and be inspired by. Most attention was directed towards Miroslav Imbrišević’s feature about transwomen athletes in the female category. If the piece was controversial we cannot say, there were no comments posted on the page. Whatever one may think about this issue, the compelling argument presented in the piece would need to be thoroughly discussed before being refuted. Did not happen, though.
Everything that was published last week on is listed below (language and publication dates, YYMMDD, in brackets). Click on the red headings to go to content. Utilize the Google Translate service to turn Scandinavian language pages into (some sort of) English.
Have a great summer,
Kjell Eriksson

Research Article

Att elitsimma eller inte elitsimma? En kvalitativ intervjustudie om varför elitsatsande simmare inom idrottsgymnasium slutar simma [To swim or not to swim? A qualitative interview study on why elite swimmers in sports high schools quit their swimming career]

The aim of Dylan Saleh’s and Jørgen Kjær’s study is to examine how former elite swimmers experience the process of dropout when in sports high schools, and understand why these swimmers quit. To answer the research question the research team interviewed 9 elite swimmers who choose to drop out during or right after their time at a sports high school. The data was analyzed based on two theoretical frameworks, Ebaugh’s decision-making process and the push/pull/anti-push/anti-pull model. (Published in Swedish 220621; abstract in English available.

Feature Article

Confusion about Inclusion: Transwomen Athletes in the Female Category, by Miroslav Imbrišević

On June 19, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) approved a significant change to its policy on the inclusion of transwomen, effectively banning any transwoman swimmer from competing in female competition if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty. In this feature article Miroslav Imbrišević clears up a common misunderstanding that presently obfuscates the debate on transgenderism in sports – eligibility is a governing principle in sports, determining also inclusion. (Published in English 220623.

Book Reviews

School Physical Education and Teacher Education: Collaborative Redesign for the Twenty-First Century, by Ann MacPhail & Hal A. Lawson (eds.)

School Physical Education and Teacher Education: Collaborative Redesign for the Twenty-First Century by editors MacPhail and Lawson asks how physical education and physical education teacher education can be reconfigured together so that they are responsive to changes in today’s fast-paced, diverse and uncertain global society. In his review, Joacim Andersson finds the collaborative method for producing the book as important and promising as the outcome of those meetings of academics and practitioners. (Published in English 220620.)

Idrottsarvet: Årets bok 2021, by Cege Berglund (red.)

Livaktiga Idrottsmuseet i Göteborg inkluderar i sin verksamhet publiceringen av en välmatad årsbok, <i>Idrottsarvet</i>. Vi bad Anders Östnäs recensera den senaste utgåvan och han fann mycket matnyttigt att bita i för den idrottshistoriskt intresserade. Ett rikhaltigt bildmaterial bidrar till att lyfta såväl enskilda artiklar som hela årsboken. (Published in Swedish 220621.)

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2022 by Lawrence Booth (ed.)

The 159th edition of the most famous sports book in the world contains some of the world’s finest sports writing, and reflects on a year when Azeem Rafiq forced the sport to examine its attitude to racism, but also gave a huge boost to the women’s game. Our expert cricket reviewer, Russell Holden, has perused the 1,536 pages of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2022 (Bloomsbury), and it becomes obvious why this is an unmissable tome for any and every cricket buff. (Published in English 220620.)

New Issues of Scholarly Journals

(We rely heavily on journal publishers delivering on their promises of new issue alerts. Sometimes they don’t.)

  • Managing Sport and Leisure, Volume 27, 2027, Issue 3 (220621)
  • Communication & Sport, Vol. 10, 2022, No. 3 (220625)

News items (calls for papers, vacancies, etc.)

  • Call for Papers | 2023 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Annual Conference | January 4–7, 2023, New Orleans, LA | Call ends August 1, 2022 (220621)

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