Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
School of Arts and Humanities
Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member
© 2020 Katrina M Smith
Amateur Athletic Clubs, Amateurism, Gentlemen's Clubs, Sports, Sports Business, Track & Field
History | Sports Management
This thesis explored the financial plight of modern track and field from a historical perspective. Historically, track and field was governed by organizations originally founded on the concept of amateurism. These organizations included the International Olympic Committee, the International Amateur Athletic Federation (now called World Athletics), the Amateur Athletic Union, Amateur Athletic Association, and amateur athletic clubs of Britain. From the mid-nineteenth century to the 1970s, amateurism dominated track and field worldwide beginning in Britain. In order to understand the financial structure of track and field historically, this thesis endeavored to examine amateurism as a British virtue.
Smith, Katrina Marie. (2020). The Perpetuation of Nineteenth Century Amateurism as a British Virtue in Modern Olympic Track & Field. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 610. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/610.