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Will to win: the darker side of elite sport

McMahon, J ORCID: 0000-0002-1079-8939 2018 , 'Will to win: the darker side of elite sport', in J Piggin and L Mansfield and M Weed (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice , Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 464-474.

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Abstract

Access to sport and physical activity is a fundamental human right. According to The United Nations Sport for Development and Peace (2011), sport is a culturally accepted activity that brings people together and unites families, communities and nations. It is no surprise that sport has been found to contribute to a variety of positive outcomes such as improved health, a sense of achievement, teamwork, social inclusion, improved self-esteem, social capital and fair play (Cronin and Armour, 2015; Eime et al., 2013; Kavanagh, 2014). From a socioeconomic perspective, sport participation has been shown to benefit the economy by reducing ill health associated costs (Bloom, Grant & Watt, 2005; Cameron, Craig, & Beaulieu, 2000; Katzmarysk, Gledhill, & Shephard, 2000).

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:McMahon, J
Keywords: physical activity, policy, sport, sport practice
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Copyright 2018 selection and editorial matter, Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield and Mike Weed; individual chapters, the contributors

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