Why Sports Die

Sports don’t survive their cultures of origin if they resist modern measurement

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Aug 13 · 12 min read
Illustration: Victo Ngai

By Allen Guttmann

Sports are a human universal, found in every known culture. We can hardly imagine England without cricket or the United States without baseball, basketball, and football. Japan without sumo wrestlers is no longer Japan.

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