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date: 15 October 2019

Competition 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Inge Kryger PedersenInge Kryger PEDERSEN

Competition occurs in social relationships in which comparisons of performances are made according to shared standards, such that performances can be objectively evaluated and ranked. Sport competition is purposed to rank competitors according to the results of athletic performance. Competition in sport is unique in celebrating equality of opportunity even while it insists on inequality of outcome. The playful character of sport competition is seen in relation to the principle of equality. ...

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