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«Flaks er fortjent»

Det er en seiglivet myte at gode idrettsutøvere og gode lag har mer flaks enn dårlige. En annen myte er at flaks og uflaks jevner seg ut over en sesong. Men slik er det nok ikke. Overskriften er hentet fra Bergens Tidende 28. oktober i 2018, i det fjorårets fotballsesong gjekk inn i siste fase. … Fortsett å lese «Flaks er fortjent»

The Olympic Games: An idea whose time has gone

Sport is fascinating, and big sport events mesmerize. Despite this, I have come to the conclusion that the idea of the Olympic Games can no longer be defended. The idea of the Olympic Games is outdated and no longer sustainable. It may be hard to accept such a conclusion, because for many of us there … Fortsett å lese The Olympic Games: An idea whose time has gone

When tournament design is own goal

A sport tournament is replete with incentives. Ideally, incentives promote fair play and the integrity of sport competition. But not always. In the recent handball World Championship, we witnessed a situation where the tournament design could have played a crucial role in determining the qualifiers to the semifinal. Before the last game of the second … Fortsett å lese When tournament design is own goal