713-0264/02 – History of Sports (NDS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Physical Education and SportsCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Miroslav PacutSubject version guarantorMgr. Miroslav Pacut
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DUR45 doc. RNDr. Irena Durdová, Ph.D.
PAC76 Mgr. Miroslav Pacut
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To acquaint students with the historical development of sports in Europe and especially in our country 2. To understand the origin of the modern Olympic movement with special emphasis on the historical continuity and Pierre de Coubertine. 3. To learn how to interpret the basic tendencies of the Olympism throughout its development. 4. To point out the modern history of the most widespread sports.

Teaching methods



To acquaint students with the historical development of sports in Europe and especially in our country,To learn how to interpret the basic tendencies of the Olympism throughout its development.

Compulsory literature:

[1] EJNÉS, Gérard et al. Olympijské hry 1896-2004: od Athén k Athénám. Praha: Olympia, 2004. ISBN 80-7033-852-0. [2] PACUT, Miroslav a Miloš KOSÍK. Dějiny moderního sportu. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2009. ISBN 978-80-248-2003-3. [3] SINN, Ulrich. Olympia: Cult, Sport, and Ancient Festival. Markus Wiener Publishers, 2000. ISBN 978-1-5587-6240-4.

Recommended literature:

[1] PACUT, Miroslav. Dějiny vybraných individuálních sportů. Ostrava: Repronis, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7329-245-4. [2] PACUT, Miroslav a Miloš KOSÍK. Dějiny sportovních her. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2009. ISBN 978-80-248-2002-6. [3] POLLEY, Martin. Sports History: A Practical Guide. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4039-4075-9. [4] RIPPON, Anton. Hitler´s Olympics: the story of the 1936 Nazi Games. Pen and Sword, 2006. ISBN 978-1-84415-444-9. [5] SOMMER, Jiří. Malé dějiny sportu. Praha: Fontána 2003. ISBN 80-7336-116-7. [6] ZAMAROVSKÝ, Vojtěch. Vzkříšení Olympie. 2. přepr. vyd. Praha: Erika, 2003. ISBN 80-7190-014-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Subject “Modern history of sport” connects the subject “History of physical culture”. It tries to describe the history of modern sport chronologically from the creation of this social phenomenon up to now. The top sport events above all the summer and winter Olympic games and the most widespread sport branches are accented. 1. Definition of basic terms (history, sport), creation of modern sport, English sport and games system 2. Czech and European sport in 19th century 3. Jiří Stanislav Guth-Jarkovský, Josef Rössler-Ořovský and Miroslav Tyrš and their contribution to the sport development in Czech lands 4. Ancient Olympic games, precoubertin medieval and modern attempts to rebirth the Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin 5. Olympic games until the outbreak of World War I, Athens intergames 6. Olympic games in interwar period, creation of winter Olympic games, Persching’s Olympic games, Woman world games 7. Sport in Czech lands in the first half of 20th century 8. Olympic games from the outbreak of World War II until 1968 9. Sport in Czechoslovakia from March 1938 until 1968 10. Olympic games in 1968 – 1988, Games of the Good Will 11. Sport in Czechoslovakia and in the Czech Republic after 1968 12. Olympic games in 1988 – 2010 13. History of sport marketing with particular reference to Olympic games 14. Creation and development of football, ice hockey, tennis, basketball and other sports in the world and in our country

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2007/2008 Winter semester, validity until: 2008/2009 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100 (100) 51
        zkouška Other task type 100  51
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T101) Sports Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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