Dark Sides of Sport

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  • Title: Dark Sides of Sport
  • Author(s): Jörg Krieger , Stephan Wassong
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Sport & Society
  • Keywords: Olympic Games, Doping, Corruption, Challenges in International Sport, Reforms
  • Date: May 17, 2019
  • ISBN (hbk): 978-1-86335-148-5
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-86335-149-2
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-86335-150-8
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-150-8/CGP
  • Citation: Krieger, Jörg , and Stephan Wassong. 2019. Dark Sides of Sport. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-86335-150-8/CGP.
  • Extent: 214 pages

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In the edited collection Dark Sides of Sport, leading international scholars explore multifaceted historical and contemporary challenges for sport. The book includes historical case studies, overviews on specific challenges and conceptual frameworks to explore various threats for sport. Selected topics covered in the book are governance, doping, terrorism, gender testing, sustainability and nationalism. Whilst those aspects have been covered individually by previous research, Dark Sides of Sport provides an insightful overview on threats to sport that allows for the identification of similarities and differences. Therewith, the book attempts to contribute to a better understanding of present political and economic actions within the international sport system. Hence, academics and students from the fields of sport history, sport sociology, sport policy and sport management might find great interest in the book.