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dc.contributor.authorDigance, Justineen_US
dc.contributor.authorToohey, Kristineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:24:18Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:24:18Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-07-18T22:28:59Z
dc.identifier.issn10312943en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.equinoxjournals.com/ARSR/article/view/9371en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42971
dc.description.abstractContemporary Western society has an abundant variety of role models, with celebrities from all walks of life replacing yesteryear's role models of military heroes and political leaders. However, sport has long provided religious and secular role models dating back to the ancient Olympic Games, and today every two years with the celebration of the summer and winter Olympics, more names are added to the Olympic pantheon of heroes. There is already a discrete acknowledged body of literature investigating celebrity sports men and women. This article draws on this literature speci?cally examining modern secular pilgrimage to sport celebrities, focusing on those who achieve fame and glory on the Olympic victory dais, but also those whose behaviour has led to their expulsion from Olympia. We suggest that because of the Olympic Movement's philosophy of Olympism, it is different from other non-Olympic af?liated sporting organisations, and the price for transgression on and off the playing ?eld can be higher.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherEquinox Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom342en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto360en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Religion Studies Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode359999en_US
dc.titlePilgrimage to fallen gods from Olympia: the cult of sport celebritiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the authors for more information.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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