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A message of inspiration: promoting Olympic sports

Ray, Jon (2015) A message of inspiration: promoting Olympic sports. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (11 Feb 2015). Website.

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This article is by LSE MSc student Jon Ray During the emerging sports analytics era, human performance has increasingly been reduced to statistical likelihoods and skill indicators. The humanity in participation is losing its significance. In the NBA, athletes, like James Harden have epitomized this shift. Commentators would have once called him an ‘assassin’ or some other hyperbolic, emotional phrase, but he’s now called ‘efficient’. Sports are being reduced to their observable and quantifiable parts.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 07:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:08

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