Football and identities: The performance of the Spanish national football team in the Olympic games of Antwerp and Paris through their impact in the press

Juan Antonio Simón Sanjurjo

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Abstract

This article is based on the historical analysis of the most important transformations of the Spanish football in the first half of the twenties, from the study of the performance of the Spanish team in the Olympics in Antwerp (1920) and Paris (1924). This study also aims to analyze the role of press and football in the construction of the national identity and the creation of new sports heroes, in a period of gradual implementation of professionalism in the process of development of mass society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-239
JournalRevista Brasileira de Ciencias do Esporte
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Football
  • Identity
  • Olympic games
  • Spain

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