Hassan, David (2012) Commonwealth Games, Northern Ireland. In: Sports Around the World: History, Culture and Practice. ABC-CLIO, USA, pp. 57-58. ISBN 9781598843019 [Book section]
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Northern Ireland, as a constituent part of the United Kingdom, is prevented from achieving full membership in the international Olympic movement. Consequently the Commonwealth Games offer its athletes the only available opportunity to represent the country in a multisport event. The Games therefore take on added significance not only for the country’s leading athletes but principally for those who are unlikely to qualify for the Olympics as they compete below the IOC qualifying standards in their chosen discipline.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Keywords:||Commonwealth Games, Northern Ireland|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > Ulster Sports Academy
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute|
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
|Deposited By:||Professor David Hassan|
|Deposited On:||13 Nov 2012 12:18|
|Last Modified:||13 Nov 2012 12:18|
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