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Sports

  • Dittmar Dahlmann
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Abstract

The concept of sports has become an ever-present reality in all parts of the world. Since ancient times, the meaning of sports for the personal well-being and development of people has always been closely linked to public and even political interests. With the global turn, sports have become a global reality, symbolized in the Olympic Games and other major events. In the course of this evolution, economic and political aspects of sports have become matters of public debate. The future of sports remains linked to societal and political processes, and yet, sports will remain a basic pillar of human development and its physical dimension.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dittmar Dahlmann
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  1. 1.East European HistoryUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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