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athleticism


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Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end of the nineteenth century that aimed to instil into youth Godliness, patriotism, and physical fitness, which were seen to be, in some way, connected.


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