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Mega Sport Event Volunteers: Understanding the Role of Space in Social Capital Development at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Alex C. Gang, Juha Yoon, Juho Park, Sang Keon Yoo, and Paul M. Pedersen

This study explores the process of social capital development and the influence of space that leads to the formation of different types of social capital among mega sport event volunteers. A qualitative approach was utilized to ensure the collection of in-depth data on participants’ subjective volunteering experience and its relation to the creation of social capital. Findings revealed the development of social capital by the volunteers both in and out of event venues, which are defined as event related and peripheral spaces. The process of developing network through bridging was attributed to the proclivity of peripheral spaces to provide proximity and composition necessary to build and enrich interactions, while bonding was the primary mechanism to associate with others on event-related places.

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Trust in Interspecies Sport

Michelle Gilbert

This paper explores how young girls develop trust in their equine partners for the purposes of competitive equestrian sport. I argue that interspecies trust manifests through interactional trust and system trust. Interactional trust, as reflected in the horse-human relationship, is built through joint action and results in symbolic interaction. System trust is made possible through the equine community; it develops through communication in an effort to reduce complexity and uncertainty in society. To encourage and sustain youth participation in competitive equestrian sports both interactional trust and system trust are necessary.

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Sport for Development and Decolonization in a Settler Colonial State: Physical Culture in the Lives of Indigenous Peoples Incarcerated in Canadian Prisons

Mark Norman, Alicia G. Clifford, and Robert Henry

Indigenous women a form of equine-assisted therapy in which they learn to care for horses while participating in ceremony and developing their sense of connection to the land ( Martell, 2021 ). Waseskun Healing Center offers both an intensive land program that teaches residents bushcraft and outdoor skills

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Regulating Sport for the Non-Human Athlete: Horses for Courses

Chrysostomos Giannoulakis

By Jonathan G. Merritt. Published in November 2018 by Lexington Books, Lantham, MA, USA The author set out to examine the overall power structure and regulatory framework of equine-related sports. The author took a holistic approach to that matter by illustrating the current status quo of

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Men and Women Competing on Equal Terms? A Cross-Sectional Study of Young Women About the Impact of Menstrual Concerns on Equestrian Sport Participation

Kirrilly Thompson, Dani Jennifer Barrington, and Julia Coffey

.), Equestrian cultures in global and local contexts (pp. 65–79) . Springer Press . Thompson , K. ( 2019 ). Dressage dilemmas: Ethics where sport and art collide . In J. Bornemark , P. Andersson , & U. Ekström von Essen (Eds.), Equine cultures in transition: Ethical questions (pp.  150 – 164