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Conclusion

Conclusion  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0008
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9780199688340
Conclusion All of you have lost your way. You’ve become muddled. Somehow you’ve forgotten what’s important. I don’t see a room full of sporting legends here, I see a room full of people looking for their next sponsorship deal, book deal, tv series … You lot need to get back to basics, remember who you are, what you are, what you stand for. The sight of a British comedian, albeit in the context of a sketch at a major awards ceremony, demanding that the nation’s leading sports men and women remember what they stand for, was telling. Corden positioned this
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199688340
1. Origins The first sports and games were played in various parts of the world, in a variety of different forms. They appear recognizable to us as sports or forms of play, but they are radically different to what we now understand as modern sport. Over the centuries sport has progressed from what has been described as a physical form of ritual, to the modern sporting era where the tightly ruled contests rely on records and measurement in the form of scores, distances, and times. What is understood of ancient sport has largely been recovered through archaeology (texts and material
2. Modern

2. Modern  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199688340
2. Modern The development of modern sports, as we would recognize them now, was primarily a product of the second half of the 19th century. However, prior to the coalescence of various forces that would lead to the rise of sport in its modern, codified, and rational form, there were a series of key building blocks that would inform the Victorian development of sporting activity. The common practice of playing sport on feast days and Sundays had led to the popular spread of games such as folk football. The brief period of Puritan domination in 17th century Britain and colonial
Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Sport: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Cronin

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199688340
A Very Short Introduction

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