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LC control 85009135
LC classificationGV697 Biography
Topical headingAthletes
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Variant(s)Sports persons
See alsoSports personnel
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Found inBeanland, V.A.S. Great games and great players : some thoughts and recollections of a sports journalist, 1945.
Frostino, N. Right on the numbers, c2004: cover (players in sports)
Towards fast and efficient methods for tracking players in sports, 2006.
Watson, A.W.S. Sports injuries related to body mechanics in players of body contact sports, 1993.
Lair, C. Feeding the young athlete : sports nutrition made easy for players and parents, c2002.
Wikipedia, Mar. 14, 2012: Sportsperson (A sportsperson (American English: Sports person), (gendered as sportsman or sportswoman) or athlete is a person trained to compete in a sport involving physical strength, speed or endurance. Sportspeople may be professional or amateur. ... The word "athlete" is a romanization of the Greek athlētēs [in rom.], one who participates in a contest; from áthlos [in rom.], or áthlon [in rom.], a contest or feat. The term may be used as a synonym for sportspeople in general, but it also has stronger connotations of people who compete in athletic sports, as opposed to other sporting types such as horse riding and driving. In British English (as well as other variants in the Commonwealth) athlete can also have a more specific meaning of people who compete in the sport of athletics.)
Famous Slavic sportists!, via Slavorum website, viewed Mar. 14, 2012.
Achievements of Macedonian sportists, via WWW, Mar. 14, 2012 (Macedonian sportsmen and women)
Standeven, J. Sport tourism, c1999: p. 70 (Sportists are those who engage, actively or passively, in sport. Active sportists are in the minority--more people watch sports than participate actively.)