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Chen Chen and Daniel S. Mason

have faced various barriers in settler societies (e.g., see Forsyth & Wamsley, 2006 ). A traditional game of various Indigenous communities in North America ( Downey, 2018 ), lacrosse is also officially recognized as Canada’s national summer sport ( National Sports of Canada Act, 1994 ). When the

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Grace Yan, Dustin Steller, Nicholas M. Watanabe and Nels Popp

initiating long-form content on Saturdays. Third, the observation that Power-Five conferences play a significant role in directing attention means there is a barrier for teams that do not have Power-Five conference affiliation to acquire competitive advantage on digital platforms. This suggests that schools

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Fernando Borges

audiovisual services; at the same time they lowered the barriers to entering the media market for content producers. Although there are still elevated production and human-resources costs, through digital production, soccer clubs may vertically integrate the sport, media, and commercial activities in their

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Joshua Woods

, 2002 ; Mowen et al., 2015 ; Payne, Mowen, & Orsega-Smith, 2002 ; Wolch & Zhang, 2004 ). Geography More is known about the geographical barriers to playing disc golf. The PDGA tracks the opening and closing of all disc-golf courses in the country. As expected, states with large populations, such as

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Sara Santarossa, Paige Coyne, Sarah J. Woodruff and Craig G. Greenham

important than their male counterparts, and their achievements are less impressive ( McGregor & Melville, 1993/1994 ). The skewed media treatment leads to, and reinforces, barriers to participation for female athletes ( Mathesen & Flatten, 1996 ). ESPN’s decision to promote only male athletes on its

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Grace Yan, Ann Pegoraro and Nicholas M. Watanabe

, precisely because of the organizational capacity of social media, there has been the increasing implementation of structural barriers for college athletes to participate in activism. This can be witnessed from tightened policies and regulations developed by college athletic departments to monitor athletes

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Jon Welty Peachey, Laura Burton, Janelle Wells and Mi Ryoung Chung

forward . Quest, 69 ( 1 ), 125 – 139 . doi:10.1080/00336297.2016.1165123 10.1080/00336297.2016.1165123 Welty Peachey , J. , & Cohen , A. ( 2016 ). Research partnerships in sport for development and peace: Challenges, barriers, and strategies . Journal of Sport Management, 30 , 282 – 297 . doi

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Mark Dottori, Guy Faulkner, Ryan Rhodes, Norm O’Reilly, Leigh Vanderloo and Gashaw Abeza

agencies) noted that “the cost of enrollment is the largest barrier to sport participation with 90% of parents agree[ing] that organized sports are too expensive” ( Chubb, 2015 ). The coverage also reported that “Canadian families spend an average of $953 annually for one child to play in organized sport

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Brendan O’Hallarn, Stephen L. Shapiro, Marion E. Hambrick, D.E. Wittkower, Lynn Ridinger and Craig A. Morehead

. Figure 1 —Conceptual model of public sphere creation through sport-themed Twitter hashtags. Clearly, barriers do exist to the creation of public spheres through Twitter hashtags. However, the proposed model ( O’Hallarn, 2015 ) affords the opportunity to examine online sport discourse via Twitter hashtags

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Kwame J.A. Agyemang, Brennan K. Berg and Rhema D. Fuller

, and observing. Meanwhile, deterring refers to the enactment of coercive barriers that halt any type of institutional change. Together, the previously mentioned three forms of maintenance work are noted for their high degree of directness because the actors are very much aware of the actions and its