History of race and ethnicity in sports

Authored by: David K. Wiggins , John Nauright

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138816954
eBook ISBN: 9781315745886
Adobe ISBN: 9781317596677

10.4324/9781315745886.ch1

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Abstract

In the white-dominated countries of Europe and North America, race and ethnicity are central to discussions of who is included in the nation and in local, regional, and national identities, what sports are played and how the media covers participation by athletes from differing backgrounds. Issues of racism among sport spectating groups, particularly in football (soccer) in Europe, remain, though there have been some positive improvements during the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

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