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Best Article Prize

The International Journal of the History of Sport

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About the Prize

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.

Article Author Volume Issue
2019 Winner Snapshots of Modernity: Reading Football Photographs of the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay Pedro Acuña 36 9-10
2018 Winner Swimming Natationists, Mistresses, and Matrons: Familial Influences on Female Careers in Victorian Britain Dave Day 35 6
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

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