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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

county championship

county championship  

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In Britain, a form of regional sporting competition based upon fixtures between teams representing counties, politically designated and named areas (such as Somerset, or Yorkshire). County ...
player migration

player migration  

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The flow of professional sportspeople across national borders. There is a long history of player migration—black US boxers to England in the early 19th century, Indian cricketers to England in the ...
Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling  

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A traditional form of wrestling in north-west England and southern Scotland, and parts of north-east England, known for its uninhibited and little-regulated form of combat. Wrestlers are male, the ...
Pan-American Games

Pan-American Games  

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A multi-sport event staged every four years, featuring national teams of athletes from the Americas and the Caribbean.
stimulus discrimination

stimulus discrimination  

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A phenomenon identified in behaviourist learning theory: the individual learns to distinguish, for response purposes, between similar stimuli.
wushu

wushu  

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A term referring to sporting practices and disciplines based on traditional Chinese martial arts. It was established in its modern form by the state policy of the People's Republic of China, in the ...
knur-and-spell

knur-and-spell  

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A game played in the north of England, with a continuous popularity from the mid 1700s to the 1930s, surviving into the later 20th century in some forms as an element of heritage culture. The sport ...
actionalism

actionalism  

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A term generally associated with the name of French sociologist Alain Touraine, and not to be confused with the ‘action frame of reference’ (see action theory) proposed by Talcott Parsons. Beginning ...
agnate

agnate  

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In Roman law, agnati were a group of males and females who were related through a common ancestor, and thus came under a single family authority. The modern use in social anthropology relates to ...
Thomas H. Marshall

Thomas H. Marshall  

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(1893–1982)An English sociologist and professor of sociology at the London School of Economics. He is best-known for his theory of citizenship, developed from the ideas of his colleague Hobhouse. He ...
Oxford University, sport at

Oxford University, sport at  

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Sporting pursuits at the University of Oxford have been built into its more modern culture and image from the 18th century onwards, from the recreational pursuits of an aristocratic elite to the ...
bowling stones

bowling stones  

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A traditional sport played in the villages and surrounding countryside of pre-industrial England and surviving into the early 20th century. Its popularity was based on its cheapness, as stones were ...
Calcutta Cup

Calcutta Cup  

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A trophy competed for annually between the rugby union national sides of England and Scotland. It was first played for in 1879, having been presented to the Rugby Football Union the previous year by ...
American College of Sports Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine  

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(ACSM)The national body in the USA for the promotion of research into sport medicine and sport injuries. It was founded in 1954, and established its National Center in Indianapolis in 1984. Its ...
aeroplane racing

aeroplane racing  

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One of the two earliest forms of competitive sport with aeroplanes (along with record-breaking distance flights), established in France in the first decade of the 20th century. In England, the Aerial ...
cyclo-cross

cyclo-cross  

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A form of winter-based bicycle racing practised on cross-country courses, in which the cycle may have to be carried rather than ridden across particularly rough terrain. The sport's origins have been ...
children's sports and games

children's sports and games  

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In his Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801) Joseph Strutt included a whole chapter on children's games, many of them simple in conception, dependent upon little or no equipment, and ...
punting

punting  

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A form of boating in a flat-bottomed rectangular boat, in which a pole is used to propel and direct the vessel on the river. Although it was a work-based competitive activity among watermen of the ...
rounders

rounders  

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A nine-a-side outdoor bat-and-ball game, originating in Britain and called ‘base-ball’ in A Little Pretty Pocket Book (1744). The game is seen as an early form of what was developed into baseball. ...
wheelbarrow race

wheelbarrow race  

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In pre-industrial settings such as fairs and carnivals, the wheelbarrow race took place on an open green or in a field, and blindfolded contestants raced each other in driving the wheelbarrow from a ...

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