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Cult of Sport in England: History of Formation

Zhuneva Ekaterina Sergeevna
Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences

Submitted: 25.08.2020
Abstract. The paper aims to reveal essence of the cult of sport in England. The research problem is as follows: historical development of sport and its assertion as a national symbol. The author tries to prove that the English national sport represents the basic features of the national character. It is shown that the national sport influences directly the process of the national spirit formation. Scientific originality of the study lies in the fact that sports games are analysed from the viewpoint of their cultural value at different stages of the nation formation. The research findings are as follows: the author reveals specificity of the "sport" concept in the English language, identifies certain features of the English national character, justifies key importance of sport as an element of the national culture.
Key words and phrases: культ спорта в Англии, культурная значимость, национальный символ, менталитет, cult of sport in England, cultural value, national symbol, mentality
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