Sport cultures in Europe are developing as a result on the one hand of the internal situation within each society, and on the other of adaptation of influences and directions from outside. In the process of European integration global interconnection and cultural differentiation occur simultaneously. The articles of the reader give ideas and empirical data on the role of sport in European societies and the uniting Europe.
Georg Anders, Ph.D., Federal Institute of Sport Science, Bonn
Joachim Mrazek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor German Sport University Cologne
Gilbert Norden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna
Otmar Weiss, Ph.D., Professor at the Department of Sport Science, University of Vienna