Sport moves - people, muscles and fantasies. Sport fascinates and mobilises the masses like no other field - on the street, in stadiums or in the sports bar; on the treadmill, in the starting eleven or in the clubhouse. Sport moves - even large sums of money: from the transfer of millions to poker for TV rights and betting fraud. Sport unites, creates communities and can turn fans into fanatics.
Sports journalists must therefore be able to play on many positions. The study focus on sports offers more than just playing on the pitch: How does a live ticker work? Where does the foul stop, where does the bodily injury begin? Where are the pitfalls in player contracts? What do stadiums have in common with cathedrals and footballs with physics? Why are referees anything but whistling? Why can a club punish its professional player when he drives a drunken car? How does the betting mafia postpone games and what makes the doping offender a criminal?
Sports students find the right answers and learn in larger contexts, instead of just thinking in table places. After all, the classic sports department has long since become a cross-sectional area: from politics and science to business and culture.
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