Sport as a class struggle
“Sport” as a one-size-fits-all concept has never existed; it is too heavily influenced by societal factors and social milieu. For example, there used to be a strong sports movement for workers.
Working class sport and “bourgeois” sport as a sign of social division
Between proletarian internationalism and spiritual defence (Geistige Landesverteidigung)
Loss of relevance in the economic upturn
Swiss Sports History
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