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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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Article Author Volume Issue
2017 Winner What’s Wrong with a Little Swinging? Indian Clubs as a Tool of Suppression and Rebellion in Post-Rebellion India Conor Heffernan 34 7-8
2016 Winner Between Survival Strategy and Bloody Violence: Boxing in Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps (1940–1945) Doriane Gomet 33 10
2015 Winner Climbing Beyond the Summits: Social and Global Aspects of Women’s Expeditions in the Himalayas Martina Gugglberger 32 4
2014 Winner Amazons, Vampires and Daredevils: Athletic Women in Silent Films David Chapman 31 13
2013 Winner Very Correct Adversaries’: The Cold War on Ice from 1947 to the Squaw Valley Olympics John Soares 30 13
2012 Winner Tokyo's Other Games: The Origins and Impact of the 1964 Paralympics Dennis J. Frost 29 4
2011 Winner Working-class Sports Clubs as Agents of Political Socialisation in Finland 1903-1923 Lauri Keskinen 28 6
2011 Winner Sport in Syonan (Singapore) 1942-1945: Centralisation and Nipponisation Lai Kuan Lim & Peter Horton 28 6
2010 Winner The Physical is Political: Women's Suffrage, Pilgrim Hikes and the Public Sphere Jaime Schultz 27 7
2009 Winner Crossing the Line: Sport and the Limits of Civil Rights Protest Simon Henderson 26 1
2008 Winner It Wasn't Just Emily Davison! Sport, Suffrage and Society in Edwardian Britain Joyce Kay 25 10
2007 Winner Playing with the Rules: Influences on the Development of Regulation in Sport Wray Vamplew 24 7
2007 Winner Projecting the Visual: British Newsreels, Soccer and Popular Culture Mike Huggins 24 1
2006 Winner Acting Global, Thinking Local: ‘Liquid Imperialism’ and the Multiple Meanings of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Michael Dawson 23 1
2005 Winner Mens Sana in Corpore Sano? Body and Mind in Ancient Greece David Young 22 1
2004 Winner The Globalization of Cricket: The Rise of the Non-West Amit Gupta 21 2
2003 Winner Globalizing the Nation-Making Process: Modern Sport in World History Mark Dyreson 20 1
2002 Winner Colonial Bodies, Colonial Sport: 'Martial' Punjabis, 'Effeminate' Bengalis and the Development of Indian Football Paul Dimeo 19 1
2001 Winner The Later Evolution of Modern Sport in Latin America: The North American Influence Joseph L Arbena 18 3
2000 Winner Football as Social Critique: Protest Movements, Rugby and History in Aotearoa, New Zealand Malcolm MacLean 17 2-3
1999 Winner Riefenstahl's Olympia: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Shaping of the Aryan Athletic Body Graham McFee & Alan Tomlinson 16 2
1998 Winner Fighting for Ireland, Playing for England? The Nationalist History of the Gaelic Athletic Association and the English Influence on Irish Sport Mike Cronin 15 3
1997 Winner Sport, War and Gender Images: the Australian Sportsmen's Battalions and the First World War Murray G. Phillips 14 1
1996 Winner ‘No business of Ours'?: the Foreign Office and the Olympic games Martin Polley 13 2
1995 Winner Body culture and democratic nationalism: ‘popular gymnastics’ in nineteenth‐century Denmark Henning Eichberg 12 2
1994 Winner The Social Construction of the Gendered Body: Exercise and the Exercise of Power Patricia Vertinsky 11 2
1993 Winner The Female Body: Missionary and Reformer: The Reconceptualization of Femininity in Modern China Fan Hong 10 2
1992 Winner 'The Year of Awakening’: Black Athletes, Racial Unrest and the Civil Rights Movement of 1968 David K. Wiggins 9 2
1991 Winner Sport and the Redefinition of American Middle-Class Masculinity Steven A. Riess 8 1
1990 Winner The other ‘American Exceptionalism’: Why is there no Soccer in the United States? Andrei S. Markovits 7 2
1989 Winner ‘The Warmth of Comradeship’: The First British Empire Games and Imperial Solidarity Katharine Moore 6 2
1988 Winner Football in the Mining Communities of East Northumberland, 1882-1914 Alan Metcalfe 5 3
1987 Winner The Origins of the Modern Olympics: A New Version David C. Young 4 3
1986 Winner The Peculiar Economics of English Cricket Before 1914 Keith Sandiford & Wray Vamplew 3 3
1985 Winner Sport, Gender and Society in a Transatlantic Victorian Perspective Roberta J. Park 2 1
1984 Winner Oars and the Man’: Pleasure and Purpose in Victorian and Edwardian Cambridge J.A. Mangan 1 3