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2010 | 3 | 185-197

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MODERN SPORT AND THE SOCIAL CONFLICTS (Suchasnyi sport i sotsialni konflikty)

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The author carries out the analysis of the nature of disputed interaction in modern sport. It is shown, that there are opposite approaches describing relations between sport and the social conflict in the scientific literature. The supporters of one of them consider modern sports as a source of the social conflicts, because the essence of sport competition is conflict. The supporters of the opposite approach estimate the role of sport in restriction and overcoming the conflicts positively and rather highly, comprehensively emphasizing the importance of sport as a factor of peace, friendship, international mutual understanding, and decrease of aggression. It is noted, that the use of sport in the achievement of political purposes lead to the appearance of conflict situations in the international sport, especially in Olympic game realization. The author analyses the reasons, form and feature of the political protests in sport. In spite of this, the sport can be considered as a sample of conflicts restriction, because the sports activity is regulated on the basis of principles of fair play and equality of chances. The sports can have an effective influence on physical, mental, spiritual characteristics and abilities of the human.


  • Vitalii Lukashchuk, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, pl. Svobody, 6, Kharkiv, 61077, Ukraine


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