The Rationalisation of Athletics

Amanda Stamp
Mind Map by Amanda Stamp, updated more than 1 year ago
Amanda Stamp
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OCR A2 PE Mind Map on The Rationalisation of Athletics, created by Amanda Stamp on 02/22/2016.

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The Rationalisation of Athletics
1.1 Community Event
1.2 Cotswold Games
1.3 Much Wenlock Games
1.4 Prizes
1.4.1 Smock Races
1.5 Wakes
1.5.1 Religious Paganism Christianity
1.5.2 Church Disapproval
2.1 Footmen
2.2 Gentry - patrons
2.3 Festival
2.3.1 Spectators
2.4 Wagering
2.5 Corruption
2.6 Challenge Rules
2.7 Local
2.8 Became associated with other sports i.e. Prize Fighting and Horse Racing
3.1 Low status
3.2 Hare & Hounds
3.3 Steeplechase
3.4 Sports Days
3.4.1 Inter-House Competition
3.5 Transport
3.5.1 Inter-School Fixtures
4.1 End of rural festivals
4.2 1850 - Purpose built facilities (some allowed for up to 25,000)
4.3 Athletics as an URBAN FESTIVAL
4.3.1 Wagering CHEATING - running was a source of income for some lower class and the athletics circuit was based on a handicap system i.e. depending on your size and results, you were handicapped. This led to cheating and exploitation was rife: ROPING - holding back in order to lose. RUNNING TO THE BOOK - disguising ones form to get a generous handicap. RINGIN IN - promotes conspiring to size the handicapping unfairly.
4.4 PROFESSIONALS - lower / working class athletes could become paid professionals
4.5 AMATEURISM - the middle classes didn't believe in professional status and so remained amateur in their athletics
4.5.1 The amateur status of middle class athletics led to some problems
4.6 1880 AAA (Amateur Athletics Association) was formed by 3 ex-university students (still the NGB today)
4.6.1 1922 Women's AAA formed - i.,e. the AAA may have removed the EXCLUSION CLAUSE, but they didn't have a female wing until 42 years later
4.7 1886 AAC (Amateur Athletics Club) was formed
4.7.1 The 'EXCLUSION CLAUSE' was included 'No mechanic, artisan or labourer will be permitted to be a member of our club' i.e. no one who worked with their hands was allowed to be part of the AAC. The AAA gradually removed the EXCLUSION CLAUSE later and athletics to be opened up to ALL people
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