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Best Article Prize

The International Journal of the History of Sport

The International Journal of the History of Sport are pleased to offer an annual Best Article Prize for the best article published in the journal within a given year.

Browse past prize-winning articles below.

The International Journal of the History of Sport

Table of Contents for The International Journal of the History of Sport. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Award Winning Articles

2016 WinnerBetween Survival Strategy and Bloody Violence: Boxing in Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps (1940–1945) Doriane Gomet3310
2016 Runner-upThe ‘Ubiquitous Apostle of International Play’, Wilberforce Vaughan Eaves: The Forgotten Internationalist of Lawn Tennis Simon J. Eaves and Robert J. Lake 3316
2016 Runner-upBefore the ‘Black Ferns’: Tracing the Beginnings of Women’s Rugby in New Zealand Jennifer Curtin 3317
2016 Runner-upFrom E-Heroin to E-Sports: The Development of Competitive Gaming in ChinaLu Zhouxiang 3318
2015 WinnerClimbing Beyond the Summits: Social and Global Aspects of Women’s Expeditions in the Himalayas Martina Gugglberger 324
2014 WinnerAmazons, Vampires and Daredevils: Athletic Women in Silent Films David Chapman 3113
2013 WinnerVery Correct Adversaries’: The Cold War on Ice from 1947 to the Squaw Valley Olympics John Soares 3013
2012 WinnerTokyo's Other Games: The Origins and Impact of the 1964 ParalympicsDennis J. Frost 294
2011 WinnerWorking-class Sports Clubs as Agents of Political Socialisation in Finland 1903-1923 Lauri Keskinen 286
2011 WinnerSport in Syonan (Singapore) 1942-1945: Centralisation and Nipponisation Lai Kuan Lim & Peter Horton 286
2010 WinnerThe Physical is Political: Women's Suffrage, Pilgrim Hikes and the Public Sphere Jaime Schultz 277
2009 WinnerCrossing the Line: Sport and the Limits of Civil Rights Protest Simon Henderson 261
2008 WinnerIt Wasn't Just Emily Davison! Sport, Suffrage and Society in Edwardian Britain Joyce Kay 2510
2007 WinnerPlaying with the Rules: Influences on the Development of Regulation in Sport Wray Vamplew 247
2007 WinnerProjecting the Visual: British Newsreels, Soccer and Popular CultureMike Huggins 241
2006 WinnerActing Global, Thinking Local: ‘Liquid Imperialism’ and the Multiple Meanings of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Michael Dawson 231
2005 WinnerMens Sana in Corpore Sano? Body and Mind in Ancient Greece David Young 221
2004 Winner The Globalization of Cricket: The Rise of the Non-West Amit Gupta 212
2003 WinnerGlobalizing the Nation-Making Process: Modern Sport in World History Mark Dyreson 201
2002 WinnerColonial Bodies, Colonial Sport: 'Martial' Punjabis, 'Effeminate' Bengalis and the Development of Indian Football Paul Dimeo 191
2001 WinnerThe Later Evolution of Modern Sport in Latin America: The North American Influence Joseph L Arbena 183
2000 WinnerFootball as Social Critique: Protest Movements, Rugby and History in Aotearoa, New Zealand Malcolm MacLean 172-3
1999 WinnerRiefenstahl's Olympia: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Shaping of the Aryan Athletic Body Graham McFee & Alan Tomlinson 162
1998 WinnerFighting for Ireland, Playing for England? The Nationalist History of the Gaelic Athletic Association and the English Influence on Irish Sport Mike Cronin 153
1997 WinnerSport, War and Gender Images: the Australian Sportsmen's Battalions and the First World WarMurray G. Phillips 141
1996 Winner‘No business of Ours'?: the Foreign Office and the Olympic gamesMartin Polley 132
1995 WinnerBody culture and democratic nationalism: ‘popular gymnastics’ in nineteenth‐century DenmarkHenning Eichberg122
1994 WinnerThe Social Construction of the Gendered Body: Exercise and the Exercise of Power Patricia Vertinsky 112
1993 WinnerThe Female Body: Missionary and Reformer: The Reconceptualization of Femininity in Modern China Fan Hong 102
1992 Winner'The Year of Awakening’: Black Athletes, Racial Unrest and the Civil Rights Movement of 1968 David K. Wiggins92
1991 WinnerSport and the Redefinition of American Middle-Class Masculinity Steven A. Riess81
1990 WinnerThe other ‘American Exceptionalism’: Why is there no Soccer in the United States? Andrei S. Markovits 72
1989 Winner‘The Warmth of Comradeship’: The First British Empire Games and Imperial Solidarity Katharine Moore 62
1988 WinnerFootball in the Mining Communities of East Northumberland, 1882-1914Alan Metcalfe53
1987 WinnerThe Origins of the Modern Olympics: A New Version David C. Young43
1986 WinnerThe Peculiar Economics of English Cricket Before 1914 Keith Sandiford & Wray Vamplew33
1985 WinnerSport, Gender and Society in a Transatlantic Victorian Perspective Roberta J. Park 21
1984 WinnerOars and the Man’: Pleasure and Purpose in Victorian and Edwardian Cambridge J.A. Mangan 13