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John Williams and Shane Pill

This research describes and interprets Author 1’s experiences of introducing Asian games in teaching a new physical education teacher education (PETE) unit at an Australian university. It is situated in the context of the Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum (AC: HPE; Australian

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Bo Li, Sarah Stokowski, Stephen W. Dittmore, and Olan K. M. Scott

Informed by framing theory, the study strove to investigate nationalism by examining Chinese newspaper coverage of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Through document and textual analysis of 324 articles from 5 mainstream newspapers, the study indicated that Chinese newspapers always portrayed Chinese athletes as “dominating the competition” and “lacking opponents in Asia” while portraying other countries’ athletes as “less competitive” and not at the “level of Chinese athletes.” The results also suggested that Chinese newspapers tried to positively spin the story when reporting the failure of Chinese athletes at the Asian Games. However, to increase readership and enhance public awareness of the Asian Games,Chinese newspapers also attempted to created rivalries between Chinese athletes and competing nations and, at times, emphasized national failures.

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Kaveepong Lertwachara, Jittima Tongurai, and Pattana Boonchoo

under study include the Summer Olympic Games, the Winter Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Championship, and the Asian Games. Using a final sample of 54 mega sporting events held in 33 host countries between 1960 and 2018, our first aim was to test

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Tan Zhang and Michael L. Silk

At present, and as China negotiates the instantiation of consumer capitalism, her urban spaces have experienced agonizing growth affecting housing, the internationalization of cities, interactions between government and developers, the development of rural land, migrant flows, and social stratification within the city. Focusing on Beijing, we locate the efforts to host major sporting events—especially the 1990 Asian Games and the 2008 Olympic Games—within the dynamics of the spatial reconfigurations in Beijing, a rapid reordering based on “capital space” (Harvey, 2001), gentrification, and the lifestyle practices of a burgeoning middle and upper class of Beijingers. In so doing, we offer a multidimensional account of the complex manner in which power, mobility, and transformation within a modernizing Beijing intersects with the discursive constitution of bodies, concluding with regard to new forms of social cleavages and inequalities that derive from embracing, however selectively, the logistics of the market in the framework set by the Chinese nation-state.

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Hirofumi Ida, Seiji Kusubori, and Motonobu Ishii

The purposes of this study were to (a) describe the racket-arm kinematics and kinetics of the soft-tennis smash during match rallies, and (b) assess the characteristics of this smash vs. the laboratory-simulated smash of our previous study. In the current study we recorded soft-tennis smash motions during match play of the 3rd East Asian Games. Racket-arm anatomical joint angular velocity and anatomical joint torque were calculated from 3-D coordinate data of 13 collected motions obtained using the direct linear transformation procedure. The results showed that most of the maximum values of the anatomical joint torques were qualitatively smaller than those of the tennis serve. Peak elbow extension, shoulder internal rotation, and elbow varus torques in match play were significantly greater than values reported for laboratory-simulated conditions. The greater forward swing torques did not result in significantly different racket head velocity, possibly because there was a significantly shorter forward swing phase in match conditions. In particular, a clear peak of the elbow extension torque during the forward swing phase was the most characteristic pattern in the smashes under match conditions, for it was 160% greater than laboratory-simulated conditions. These results supported our hypothesis that racket-arm kinematic and kinetic characteristics of the smash under match conditions differ from those under laboratory-simulated conditions. Possible explanations include the time-pressure conditions of the competitive situation in a match, and the Hawthorne effect (Hudson et al., 1986), both of which alter performance between match conditions and laboratory-simulated conditions.

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Wei Gao and Keqiang Cao

achieved under the leadership of the CPC in the fields of sport, exercise, and physical activity since 1921. It contains the leaders’ words or research on sports in different eras, major laws or policies, major events including being the host for the Asian Games (1990, 2010, and 2022) and Olympic Games

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Wei Gao and Keqiang Cao

, do not translate into improved public health because most of these sites are not readily accessible to or usable by the public, making the promotion of PA at the population level challenging. Most large-scale sports venues in China are built for major sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, Asian

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Nancy E. Spencer

for anyone who is interested in pursuing further research on the issue of ‘sex testing’ (e.g., Fausto-Sterling, 2000 ; Foucault, 1978 ; Hausman, 1995 ). Beginning with the case of Santhi Soundarajan, who was sex-tested at the 2006 Asian games, Schultz recounts stories of numerous athletes who were

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Juha Yoon and Alex Chinhoo Gang

her part-time career as a commentator in 2002 and remained athletically active as a professional golfer and ice hockey player. She was nominated to the women’s national ice hockey team in 2006 to participate in 2007 Asian Games, but she was unable to participate because of an injury shortly before the

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Kelsey Slater

rights. NBC will always want the games as close to the three time zones in the United States as possible. So, NBC has always leaned on the IOC to pick places that are more compatible; that is one of the reasons why there haven’t been very many Asian games. But NBC has had to adapt, the television