Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success

Published on Apr 7, 2017
Vidar Halldorsson1
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Preface: "The general within the particular" Part I: Setting the Scene 1. Introduction: "Small" teams and "big" results 2. From Nature and Nurture, to Culture: Theoretical basis and methods 3. Sport in Iceland: History, culture and organization Part II: How Icelandic Sports Progressed 4. Building the Infrastructure: Towards professionalism 5. New Conditions, New Generations, New heights Part III: How Icelanders Play Sport 6. The Icelandic "Madness": Winning the character contest 7. Teamwork: Playing your own game Part IV: How Culture Affects Sport 8. The Value of Play 9. The Advantages of Small Populations Part V: How It All Comes Together 10. Conclusion Appendix
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