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Ethnosport is a set of traditional styles of physical activity, methods of their preservation, and their development, as described in the ethnosport theory of Russian cultural anthropologist Alexey Kylasov.

European College of Sport Science

The European College of Sport Science is a sport scientific society founded in 1995 in Nice, France, dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge. The spirit of this non-profit organisation is to Share your knowledge.

Faculty of Sport and Tourism

The Faculty of Sport and Tourism is a state-accredited private institution of high education located in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Faculty was founded in 2004 and consists of three departments - Sport, Tourism and Psychology. Since its founding, the Faculty has educated 209 bachelors, 36 magisters and masters, as well as 10 doctors.

German Sport University Cologne

German Sport University Cologne, founded in 1947, is a sport university in Cologne, Germany. It is the largest sport university in Europe with approximately 6.000 students. The German Sport University, in Cologne called SpoHo, combines qualified teaching and international research of the highest level. The University is located in the Cologne district Mungersdorf, adjacent to the facilities of the major sports in Cologne, such as the RheinEnergieStadion, home of the Cologne Premier League football team 1. FC Koeln. Since 20 May 2014, Heiko K. Struder has been rector of the GSU, Chancellor ...

Heuristics and sports

Heuristics are simple decision making strategies used to achieve a specific goal quickly and efficiently, and are commonly implemented in sports. Many sports require the ability to make fast decisions under time pressure, and the proper use of heuristics is essential for many of these decisions. How should a soccer player decide whether to shoot for a goal or to pass the ball, and to whom to pass it? How do basketball coaches decide which player should shoot the last shot? In such conditions, athletes, coaches, and referees have no time to consider the elaborate details relating to the dec ...

Match performance indicator

Match Performance Indicators are the KPIs of sport. The term was created, and is widely used, in the scouting and analyzing system eye4TALENT. Basically, the MPIs are set up as an indicator of a players performance compared to a standard of a specific position on the field. When judging e.g. a football players performance, it is then possible to compare his stats with the MPI of his playing position. Since the introduction, the term has widely been used in various Danish media including Ekstra Bladet, BT, 6eren and Kontra Magazine.

Mechanics of Oscar Pistorius's running blades

The mechanics of the running blades used by South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius depend on special carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer prosthetics. Pistorius has double below-the-knee amputations and competes in both non-disabled and T44 amputee athletics events. Pistoriuss eligibility to run in international non-disabled events is sanctioned by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Pistorius began running in 2004 after a rugby knee injury which led to rehabilitation at the University of Pretorias High Performance Centre with coach Ampie Louw. His first racing blad ...

Mind Sports South Africa

Mind Sports South Africa is recognised by Act of Parliament as the national controlling body for mind sports in South Africa. Mind Sports South Africa MSSA is also an affiliate of the International eSports Federation, Federation Mondiale du Jeu de Dames, and the International Wargames Federation. Due to its membership of such international bodies, the MSSA is the sole authority for the games that it caters for in terms of the Sport and Recreation Act, number 110 of 1998 as amended.

Montenegrin Sports Academy

The Montenegrin Sports Academy is a sport scientific society founded in 2003 in Podgorica, Montenegro, dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the multidisciplinary area of sports sciences. The spirit of this non-profit organization is to promote sports science worldwide and share the knowledge among sport scientists.

Notational analysis

In professional sports, notational analysis is the study of movement patterns, strategy and tactics in team sports. Successful patterns of play can be identified and used in subsequent matches. Notational analysis has a history in dance and music notation. Notational analysis is a way that critical events in a performance can be quantified in a consistent and reliable manner. In notational analysis, no change in performance of any kind will take place without feedback. The role of feedback is central in the performance improvement process, and by inference, so is the need for accuracy and ...