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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

Etymologically (French and Greek), a term referring to the power of deskwork, or what we would call administration. It is widely recognized that a key stage in the formation of modern sports is the setting up of a bureaucratic organizational and administrative base for the sport, capable of formulating rules and shared understanding of the nature of the sport and its staging and scheduling. For ... ...

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