20th century

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  • 20th Century
    • Transport
      • Both public and private transport became more available
      • Enabled an increase in spectators and participators in sport
      • In late 1940's, sport became publicized by radio coverage
      • International events became more of a 'shop window' for the city
      • International transportation enabled sport to become more global
    • Class, Gender and Order
      • Spectators now paid to spectate, allowing wide travel routes around the country
        • All events were mainly on Saturdays, rather than on festival days.
      • Some players had to wear numbers on their back, and boxers were given gloves
      • Participation of women had dropped drastically in the 1900, especially working class
      • Huge development of sport press, allowing sport to be globalized
      • Clubs could now pay the players due to the entry fee from spectators
    • Education
      • Education act in 1944 states that the individuals needs aren't just academic
        • Education should apply to spiritual, mental and physical developments
      • Part of all school curriculum was to imply PE
      • Secondary modern schools also ran a range of sports teams
      • Sport was promoted through extra-curricular provision in all schools
    • Availability of time, money and facilities
      • Gradual increase in leisure time/money
      • Men played as well as watched
      • Availability of money was a key factor
      • Available land was heavily used
      • Considerable growth of cities (urbanization)
      • More time for leisure, less time spent on work therefore more participated in sport

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