This paper contributes to the ongoing debate on sport and globalization. In the first section of the paper major elements of the current debate are presented. The second section discusses the current literature on globalization and its related processes. Four elements are discussed in this section: the global economy, communications, new social movements, and the question of identity/culture. The third section comments on sport and key issues of the debate on globalization in light of the discussion in the previous section. An emphasis is put on the interrelationships between sport and new social movements.
Jean Harvey is with the École des sciences de l’activité physique, and François Houle is with the Département de science politique, Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada KIN 6N5.