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Dr. Miller on the evolution of athletic bravado, from Ancient Greece to now

Thu. Feb. 1, 2024

"Since the beginning of sport media coverage on radio and television, and now with social media providing intimate access to athletes, it has been clear that boasts, attitudes and confidence are part of the athlete persona. These attitudes, however, are nothing new.

Sport as it is practised around the globe has its origins in a partially real and partially imaginary ancient Greece. Similarly, the literary and documentary records from antiquity show that the attitudes of athletes are not a new phenomenon."

This excerpt is from an article Dr. Peter Miller recently published on The Conversation, which you can continue reading on their website

You can also hear Dr. Miller being interviewed about the topic on CKNW Vancouver radio.