Internationalism in the Olympic Movement

Idea and Reality between Nations, Cultures, and People

  • Editors
  • Holger Preuss
  • Karsten Liese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 159-160

About this book


The idea of “Internationalism” has manifested itself not only in the intercultural dialogue within the Olympic Movement, but also at the Olympic Games as the sportive, cultural, and media peak of the four-year-circle. The authors analyze and discuss Internationalism from different professional perspectives, against different cultural backgrounds, as well as in relation to diverse reference groups to widen the understanding of Internationalism as a social interaction in the Olympic Movement. They also aim at establishing the intersections and equal normative principles of “Internationalism” within the different cultural and institutional fields. These common grounds may be useful for the practical implementation and realization of “Internationalism” through Olympic sports and at Olympic Youth Camps.

This book is valuable reading for academics, practitioners, and policy makers in the field of sport sociology and Olympic studies.


Cultural Backgrounds European Sport Policy Olympic Games Social Construction Soziologie

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-18000-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-92891-3
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