Play-sport culture


  • Milan Hosta University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



Principle, Paradigm, Sport, Culture


Our intention in this paper is to shortly address some of the basic categories that determine the paradigm of sport culture as we know it. We do believe that by understanding these basic categories the changes of prevailing sport paradigm, which is without any shame revealing all the pathologies of modern man, can be made. The call for active reflection and indirect careful intervention into sport is loud enough to recognize the stormy times that the presence has put in front of sport. Such active reflection demands from us to travel into the field which was for long time neglected by sport theoreticians, and only a couple of mochicans has shown courage to step beyond usual. Above all, as long as sport is trapped by quasi-academics, politics, economics and other ideologists nothing much will happen. Therefore we are calling upon those who value human being above the sport, learner above the curriculum, and are setting liveliness of life before depressing statistics. We are calling upon those who care for the child within and the children in front of us.


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How to Cite

Hosta, M. (2009). Play-sport culture. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 4(2), 72–77.