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Will to win: the darker side of elite sport


McMahon, J, Will to win: the darker side of elite sport, Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice, Taylor & Francis Ltd, J Piggin, L Mansfield, M Weed (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 464-474. ISBN 9781138943087 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Access to sport and physical activity is a fundamental human right. According to The United Nations Sport for Development and Peace (2011), sport is a culturally accepted activity that brings people together and unites families, communities and nations. It is no surprise that sport has been found to contribute to a variety of positive outcomes such as improved health, a sense of achievement, teamwork, social inclusion, improved self-esteem, social capital and fair play (Cronin and Armour, 2015; Eime et al., 2013; Kavanagh, 2014). From a socioeconomic perspective, sport participation has been shown to benefit the economy by reducing ill health associated costs (Bloom, Grant & Watt, 2005; Cameron, Craig, & Beaulieu, 2000; Katzmarysk, Gledhill, & Shephard, 2000).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:physical activity, policy, sport, sport practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:McMahon, J (Associate Professor Jennifer McMahon)
ID Code:119610
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-03
Last Modified:2018-06-19

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