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Introduction

Introduction  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199688340
Introduction Sport creates a bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfilment that few other areas of endeavour provide. What is ‘sport’ and why has the urge to run or jump, to wrestle or master a moving ball individually, or in a team, been part of human culture for so long? Is sport a source of virtue or, as George Orwell put it, ‘war minus the shooting’? Sport harnesses the human instinct for play and the joy of movement in the cause of competition. Who is the strongest,
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
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199688340
A Very Short Introduction

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