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European Cultures in Sport
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ISBN 9781841500140
Paperback 192 pages

Published February 2003
Imprint: Intellect
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Edited by Arnd Kruger and James Riordan
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Sport occupies a key position in the cultural profile of a nation. This study forms a comparative guide to sport across Europe, in terms of its relative political and social status, its development, and the ways in which it has contributed to national achievement.

Covering sport in ten major European states, each native contributor to the study presents:

• a brief historical background: major sports successes, Olympic positions, sporting traditions,
• organisation of sport: its structure and financing,
• elite sport: how talent is spotted, nurtured and remunerated, sports academies, national qualification schemes,
• the role of science and medicine in sport,
• summary and conclusions.

Following this format through each chapter, the book serves as a valuable guide to students of Sports Studies, enabling comparison of sport across culturally diverse regions of Europe:

• Germany
• Russia
• UK
• Spain
• Denmark
• France
• Italy
• Belgium
• Lithuania
• Slovenia

Chapter titles
England and Wales   - Page 5
Scotland   - Page 23
Denmark   - Page 47
Germany   - Page 57
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe   - Page 89
France   - Page 103
Spain   - Page 123
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