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Introduction: Symeon Dagkas and Kathleen Armour

BySYMEON DAGKAS, KATHLEEN ARMOUR

Questions and assumptions Engagement in sport has been highlighted as an effective means of combating social exclusion both in national government policies and by the World Health Organization. The EU Commission in its White Paper on Sport (EC, 2007) argued that all EU residents should have access to sport regardless of social, religious, cultural or ethnic background, and that sport can promote social integration and inter-cultural dialogue.