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Sporting events and changes are influenced by the current economic, social and political situations. In sociology we have the following approaches to the study of sport - Functionalism, Marxism, Social action and Interactionism. Each has a different view on society, the place of sport in society and the changes in sport over time. Medieval period (1200 - 1485) People had little time or energy for recreational activities Leisure time activities were confined to feast days Games were local in nature, each village having its own traditional activities From time to time the government would ban these traditional activities in favour...

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