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Diversity & Women in Sports

Raising the profile of marginalised and underrepresented athletes and sports professionals.

The rise of competitive sports in England: constructing character & national identity

Introduction There is a widespread belief that competition is a ‘natural’ phenomenon in human beings, and that it should therefore be fostered in such subjects as physical education, and certainly within the national sporting context. However, my research rejects this truth claim about competition and competitive sports being ‘natural’ and instead examines how competition has …

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