From Knox to Dyson: Coaching, Amateurism and British Athletics, 1912- 1947

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Show simple item record Carter, Neil en 2012-07-13T10:55:50Z 2012-07-13T10:55:50Z 2010-03
dc.identifier.citation Carter, Neil (2010) From Knox to Dyson: Coaching, Amateurism and British Athletics, 1912-1947. Sport in History, 30 (1), pp. 55-81 en
dc.identifier.issn 1746-0263
dc.description.abstract Coaching has a long history in athletics, dating back to the era of professional pedestrians such as Captain Barclay. By the early twentieth century, because of the dominance of the amateur hegemony, the notion of coaching in British athletics was in retreat. Governing bodies like the Amateur Athletics Association associated coaching with professionalism. However, due to the rise in international competition, especially the Olympic Games, this idea was reconsidered. As Britain began to slip from its place as the pre-eminent sporting nation, coaching took on a greater significance among the athletics hierarchy at least as far back as 1912. This article examines this process from 1912 to 1947, when criticism over Britain’s performance increasingly began to be thought of as a reflection of national prestige and the fitness of the nation. In addition, it locates coaching developments not only within the shifting nature of amateurism but argues that coaching itself had an important role in changing the subtle and complex meanings of amateurism. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject coaching en
dc.subject history en
dc.subject coaches en
dc.subject athletics en
dc.subject amateurism en
dc.subject Olympics en
dc.title From Knox to Dyson: Coaching, Amateurism and British Athletics, 1912- 1947 en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup International Centre for Sports History and Culture en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366105083_0210680097535_30_4

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