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The same is true of the media and sporting goods industries attached to contemporary sport. Power in these industries predominantly rests with a small group of white, well educated and well connected men. Class, then, is an essential instrument through which the power relationships in sport can be understood. Further reading: Eitzen (1995), Hargreaves (1986), Lowerson (1993), Sugden and Tomlinson (2000) CLOSED LOOP A closed-loop model has a processing loop to bring information into the motor system while movement is occurring, rather than waiting until the completion of the movement, as in the open-loop model.

An on-going and apparently irresolvable issue in coaching is whether experience as an elite performer is a necessary and/or a sufficient condition for coaching success. Generally, it has been assumed that the elite performer’s experience is not a sufficient condition for coaching success at any level, but it may be a necessary condition for coaching success at the elite levels, since the coach who has experience at the elite level can more readily identify with the issues faced by elite athletes, and also has more in common with elite athletes.

In the nineteenth century some brutal animal sports such as cockfighting and bull 15 ANIMAL SPORTS baiting were made illegal, but this owed more to attempts to civilise the urban working class than to the precursors of the modern animal rights movement, the antivivisectionists. There are three strands within the animal rights activists: the welfarists who believe that animals deserve compassion and protection but allow that there are some boundaries between species; the pragmatists who argue that animals deserve moral and legal consideration, with a balance between human and animal interests, and who accept that there is some hierarchy of animals; and the fundamentalists who believe that animals have absolute moral and legal rights to autonomy with equal rights for all species.

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