War without Weapons - The rise of mass sport in the twentieth century - and i ts effect on men and nations

Until the middle of the nineteenth century neither the necessary social conditions nor the actual sports existed to permit large communities of men to compete against each other on the playing field. In this book the author trace the growth and change of sport over the past century and show that most of the sports which are today followed by millions in every part of the word were developed in Britain between 1860 - 1875. As sport grew in popularity, idealists hoped that the Olympics and other international contests would be a friendly meeting ground for young people.

Date
: 01 September 2017
Author
: Goodhart, Philip; Chataway, Christopher
Year
: 1968
Publication Page
: 163
Media Type
: Book
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