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Main characteristics of gymnastics regulations and systems of exercise in the Olympic games from 1900 to 1912

Kaimakamis, V.*, Anastasiou, A.

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Abstract

Efforts to establish a fair and objective evaluation system for gymnastics had already started in the early 19th century, that is, ever since gymnastics had begun to take shape as a competitive sport.… Read the rest

Differentiated Teaching of Traditional Dances for Motivation, Indifferent to Dance, Elementary School Students

Filippou, S.*, Koupani, A., Rokka, S., Bebetsos, V.

School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Campus Komotini, 69132, Greece

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an interventional traditional dance program using different types of dance, on the motivation of -initially indifferent- primary school students, to learn Greece traditional dance.… Read the rest

The war dances and their role in the youth’s military education in ancient Greece

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

War dances had a significant role in ancient Greeks’ life before, during and after the classical period. The aim of the current research is to study the significance of military preparation in ancient Greeks’ life and to make a reference to war dances, especially dance pyrrhichios; the most prominent dance of this category.… Read the rest

The presence of dancing in the three most significant genres of the ancient Greek theatre

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

For the ancient Greeks, one of the most meaningful pleasures was undoubtedly theater. Therefore, the object of the current research is, on the one hand, to scrutinize how much important was for the ancient Greeks to dabble at theater and, on the other hand, the record of those dances that were presented at theater, as well.… Read the rest

Body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, eating attitudes in overweight adolescent boys and girls: the role of mother’s body dissatisfaction

Karaoglanidis, A.1*, Tsartsapakis, I.1, Koidou, I.1, Grouios, G.2, Evaggelinou, C.1

1Department of Physical Education & Sport Science at Serres, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ag Ioannis, Serres 62100, Greece.Read the rest

Olympic games: determinants of final ranking factors in men’s and women’s beach volley teams

Angelonidis, Y.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to find which performance indicators are more consequential in determining the final ranking of beach volleyball teams participating in the Olympics and to establish their appropriate cutoff values that can be considered as criteria that differentiate high-rank from low-rank teams.… Read the rest

Beach volley traits and trends in three consecutive Olympic competitions

Angelonidis, Y.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to track the basic traits and trends in beach volleyball games played in the last three Olympics.… Read the rest

Comparison of two Exercise Programs in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain

Lytras, D.1*, Koulis, N.2, Sykaras, E.1

1Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 57001, Thermis, Thessaloniki.
2Physiotherapy Department, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Greece, 35100, Lamia.

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Abstract

Background: Neck pain is one of the most common and most costly musculoskeletal disorders in Western societies, which is characterized by frequent relapses and chronicity.… Read the rest

Investigation of atypical developmental coordination disorder, physical activity and body mass index in children Roma and non-Roma aged 10-12 years: A preliminary study

Koidou, V.1*, Koidou, I.2, Kourtessis, T.1, Kouli, O.1, Antoniou, P.1, Karaoglanidis, A.2, Tsartsapakis I.2

1School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, 69100, Greece.Read the rest

Extreme sports injury: an applied approach to psychological effects and coping

Chárthaigh, N. N.*, Kouthouris, C., Goudas, M., Theodorakis, Y.

Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly, Karyes, 42100, Trikala, Greece

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Abstract

Background: Extreme sports tend to expose athletes to elevated levels of risk of injury and athletes often struggle with injury-related psychological demands.… Read the rest