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The significance of sport for society - Health, socialisation, economy (Lisbon, 17-18 May 1995) (1998)
On the basis of a comprehensive bibliography, this book provides the evidence of a direct relationship between regular physical activity, or sport, and health ("well-being and freedom from sickness"). It also demonstrates the role of sport in the integration and commitment of the young and not-so-young to society. Finally, the figures on the direct and indirect impact of sport on the economy are a reminder that policies in favour of sport for all - besides their usefulness for public health and the equilibrium of society - are also good news for the public purse.