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Skærmbillede 2018-02-20 kl. 13.14.38

Why the IOC has decided to allow each host city to include 5 additional sports and what sports will be next?

The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is taking up our screens and minds at the moment. People are watching as the world’s most elite athletes compete to take home a medal for their country (Sochi, 2014, para. 1). I love to witness the beauty of the opening ceremony, how it uniquely embodies each hosting country, […]

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Socialism and Capitalism in sports

Super Bowl – kapitalisme, socialisme og stor impact

Der er et interessant spændingsfelt mellem kapitalisme og socialisme i NFL samt i det omkringliggende samfund – særligt på et tidspunkt, hvor det politisk klima i landet er højspændt. Den amerikanske model med NFL i spidsen begrebsliggør og levendegør ’competitive balance’, hvor noget af ligaens samlede indtægtsgenerering deles, hvilket gør, at mindre hold som Green […]

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Football’s sociocultural appeal moves customers and market shares – case of El Clásico

Top football thrives due to the popularity of the game on a global scale and its roots in a sociocultural context. Rivalries and local derbies are at the center of attention in this sociocultural perspective of football. In an era characterized by the terminology of the ‘global village’, these matches mirror passionate pastime entertainment with […]

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‘More than a club’ – production of comprehensive football experiences based on a strong narrative

FC Barcelona is ’more than a club’. This rhetorical expression is a strong fundamental narrative refined through CSR (cf. the club’s ties to UNICEF) and the club’s winning performances on the pitch and its climb to one of the global market leaders in the business of sports. Photo: FC Barcelona is ‘more than a club’ […]

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The passion of sports fan culture – case of Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers derby

The derby between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers reflects two US cities that just embrace their soccer teams and thus help to build unique fan cultures. So, although the MLS and football (soccer) in the US is new in the professionalized version that we experience today, there are still great lessons to learn about sports […]

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