The games have changed yet they remain the same. Sport is not static. It continually changes - the organisation of sport has changed radically in my lifetime alone, never mind in the past century or more. Every retired athlete, coach or even fan, nostalgically claims that the sport they value is not what it once was. It has gone from localised practices institutionalised amongst communities to national, regional, and now worldwide institutional control that exceeds state or local controls. Yet however modern sport has changed, its base claim throughout its existence is that sport is for a common good. It is time to transform sport rather than allow it to merely change.
|Title of host publication||Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures|
|Editors||Daniel Burdsey, Thomas Carter, Mark Doidge|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jan 2018|
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- School of Sport and Health Sciences - Reader
- Sport and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise Group - Leader of REG
- Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories - Steering committee