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Sport, Nationalism and Propaganda

Boryana Angelova-Igova


In the 19th Century sport was regarded as a local event related to a specific place. In the 20th Century from a local event professional sport became national and has had international presence ever since. After that professional sport became a means of State propaganda. Sport nowadays is multinational, but continues its  relation to the place and has local significance. However its continuity lies  in the propaganda of multinational business corporations.


Key words: Philosophy of sport, Symbolic Capital, Athletes Body-Machine, Sport ethics, Place, Presence, Continuity.

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