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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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Abstract

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
ID Code:23711
Deposited By:Professor David Hassan
Deposited On:13 Nov 2012 12:18
Last Modified:13 Nov 2012 12:18

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