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Title: Heroes at Home, Suspects Abroad? National and International Perceptions of Elite-Sports Success
Author(s): Haut, Jan
Gassmann, Freya
Emrich, Eike
Meyer, Tim
Pierdzioch, Christian
Language: English
Title: Sociology of sport journal : SSJ
Startpage: 1
Endpage: 10
Publisher/Platform: Human Kinetics Publishers
Year of Publication: 2019
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: It is often claimed that elite sport success increases national pride as well as the international prestige of a country. To scrutinize this broad-shed assumption, we draw on data from an online survey carried out around the Rio 2016 Olympics, including questions on success, national identity and attitudes towards other countries and athletes. Exploratory analyses of open questions reveal that successful athletes celebrated at home are often ignored abroad. A country’s international image is rather shaped by negative perceptions regarding doping or unfairness. Statistical analyses of standardized questions support previous findings on the reception of sport events, such as the strong connection of national pride and desire for elite sport success. However, there is also strong indication for shared international standards of sportsmanship.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1123/ssj.2018-0157
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/29002
ISSN: 1543-2785
Date of registration: 17-Apr-2020
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eike Emrich
Collections:Die Universitätsbibliographie

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